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What is Trimetazidine used for?
Trimetazidine is used for the treatment of angina pectoris.
Trimetazidine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Trimetazidine work?
Trimetazidine belongs to the class of drugs called anti-anginal drugs. This drug acts by promoting the glucose oxidation. Thus, it helps in decreasing the calcium load on the heart and relieving the symptoms of angina.
How to take Trimetazidine?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Trimetazidine as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
If you miss a dose of Trimetazidine, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Trimetazidine?
Consult your doctor for potential drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Trimetazidine?
The following are the most common side effects of Trimetazidine:
- Gastrointestinal disturbances
- Abdominal pain
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Sudden vertigo
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while taking Trimetazidine?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Trimetazidine or similar drugs.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Avoid using Trimetazidine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Be cautious while taking Trimetazidine if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking Trimetazidine as it may cause dizziness or blurred vision.
You are advised not to take Trimetazidine if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Trimetazidine?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, kidney and liver diseases.
- Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently asked questions about Trimetazidine
- What are the contraindications of Trimetazidine?
- What is the standard dose of Trimetazidine?
- How should Trimetazidine be stored?
Trimetazidine is contraindicated with conditions, such as severe renal impairment, pregnancy, tremors and Parkinson’s disease.
The standard dose of Trimetazidine is 40 – 60 mg/day in divided doses. However, the dose may depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.
Trimetazidine must be stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC), away from sunlight.
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