Generic name: pentoxifylline
Dosage form: extended release tablets
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The usual dosage of Pentoxil® (Pentoxifylline Extended-release Tablets, USP) in extended-release tablet form is one tablet (400 mg) three times a day with meals.
While the effect of Pentoxil® (Pentoxifylline Extended-release Tablets, USP) may be seen within 2 to 4 weeks, it is recommended that treatment be continued for at least 8 weeks. Efficacy has been demonstrated in double-blind clinical studies of 6 months duration.
Digestive and central nervous system side effects are dose related. If patients develop these effects it is recommended that the dosage be lowered to one tablet twice a day (800 mg/day). If side effects persist at this lower dosage, the administration of Pentoxil® (Pentoxifylline Extended-release Tablets, USP) should be discontinued.
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