Is the drug pentoxifylline (Trental®) still on the market?
- 26 Apr 2015 by ahyperdoc
- 26 April 2015
- trental, intermittent claudication, pentoxifylline, doctor, therapy, drug
I'm an ER doctor myself and was wondering whether the--onetime standard--therapy for intermittent claudication, the drug pentoxifylline (Trental®) was still on the market? It doesn't seem to be on any formulary I've checked and is NOT even listed anymore in the PDR. Also, if indeed it has been removed from the market, does anyone know--anecdotally--the reason for it's discontinuation?
Thanks for your time.
RJS, MD, MPH
The brand name has been taken off the market, but the generic pentoxifyline. is still available. Usually when that happens its because the brand isn't making money anymore because of the generic. I have a reference that has it in but when you go to it it says brand discontinued.
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