Brand name: Vastarel
Generic name: Trimetazidine
Used for: Treat chest pain caused by coronary disease
Availability: Brand Vastarel (Servier); 20 mg, 35 mg
How Trimetazidine Works
Trimetazidine is intended for use in adult patients, in combination with other medicines to treat angina pectoris (chest pain caused by coronary disease). It protects the heart cells from the effects of a reduced oxygen supply during an episode of angina. Vastarel is also used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of ringing in the ears, inner ear problem. Always take Vastarel exactly as your doctor has told you. Vastarel is not recommended for children aged below 18 years and for patients with severe kidney disease. Take Vastarel with a glass of water at mealtimes.
Trimetazidine Possible Side Effects
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience side effects and they are severe and bothersome. Most of the side effects are manageable and may go away on their own.
• Abdominal pain;
• Dizziness, headache;
• Diarrhoea, indigestion;
• Feeling sick, vomiting;
• Fast or irregular heartbeats;
• Rigid posture;
• Rash, itching, hives and feeling of weakness;
• Slow movements and a shuffling, fall;
• Unbalanced walk, especially in elderly patients
Do not take Vastarel if you are allergic to trimetazidine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine; have a Parkinson disease: disease of the brain affecting movement (trembling, rigid posture, slow movements and a shuffling, unbalanced walk); have severe kidney problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about all the health conditions that you may have before taking Vastarel. This drug is not a cure for angina attacks and should not be used as a treatment for unstable angina or heart attack. In the event of an angina attack, tell your doctor. This medicine can cause or worsen symptoms such as trembling, rigid posture, slow movements and a shuffling, unbalanced walk, especially in elderly patients, which should be reported to your doctor. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Vastarel is not recommended in children aged below 18 years. As a precautionary measure, it is preferable not to take Vastarel during pregnancy or breast feeding. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. This medicine may make you feel dizzy and drowsy that may affect your ability to drive or use machinery. Your medicine contains Ponceau 4R aluminium lake (E 124) and sunset yellow FCF aluminium lake (E110) which may cause allergic reactions.
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