This medicine contains the active ingredient Trimetazidine which is an anti-ischemic (anti-anginal) metabolic agent that protects the cell metabolism in a state of hypoxia or ischemia, or decreased oxygen supply, and maintains cell function. Trimetazidine is prescribed for the prevention of angina pectoris attacks, as an additional symptomatic treatment of vertigo and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and as an additional therapy for the disturbance of visual acuity and visual field that are of vascular origin.
Is Trimetazidine suitable for me?
Trimetazidine is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- If you are allergic to Trimetazidine or other ingredients of this medicine
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- have Parkinson`s disease
- are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding
Trimetazidine interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Trimetazidine?
This medicine is available in form of a prolonged-release tablet.
You should take Trimetazidine exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. The usual dose is one 35 mg tablet in the morning and one 35 mg tablet in the evening during meals. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose. Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Trimetazidine side effects?
Like all medicines Trimetazidine can cause side effects, including:
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion
- Nausea, vomiting, constipation
- Dizziness, headache
- Sleep problems (insomnia or drowsiness)
- Worsening of symptoms of Parkinson's disease
- Rash, itchy skin, hives
- Swelling of the face and neck caused by allergies
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Skin redness
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.