Pentoxifylline (Trental)- a drug commonly used in the
treatment of a vascular problem in the lower leg called intermittent
claudication. Used for treating Hughes Syndrome
(APS). May have significant benefit for some
(i.e. may be worth a short trial).
- improve the flow properties of blood by decreasing its viscosity
- improve erythrocyte flexibility of blood cells
- increases blood flow to the affected microcirculation and enhances tissue
- Not to be used if intolerance to this product or methylxanthines such as
caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine
- Drug fact sheets:
From CFSFM Experimental: About 1992-1994, frequently prescribed in
Europe for CFIDS. Cheney and
others had tried it in the US and decided it was inefficacious.
Original 2001 WebSite as PDF for download