Generic Name: Trimetazidine Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Know the basics

What is trimetazidine used for?

Trimetazidine usually prescribed as a long-term treatment of angina pectoris, and in some countries (including France) for tinnitus and dizziness.

How should I take trimetazidine?

Should be taken with food.

How do I store trimetazidine?

Trimetazidine is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store trimetazidine in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of trimetazidine that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush trimetazidine down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using trimetazidine?

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Is it safe to take trimetazidine during pregnancy or breast-feeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Know the side effects

What are the side effects of trimetazidine?

Side effects of trimetazidine may include GI disturbances, vomiting, and nausea.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with trimetazidine?

Trimetazidine may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with trimetazidine?

Trimetazidine may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with trimetazidine?

Trimetazidine may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Understand the dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication

What is the dose of trimetazidine for an adult?

As conventional tab: 40-60 mg daily in divided doses.

What is the dose of trimetazidine for a child?

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).

How is trimetazidine available?

Trimetazidine is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of trimetazidine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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