What is Vastarel® (Trimetazidine) used for?
Vastarel® is commonly used in adults as an add-on therapy for the symptomatic treatment of patients, for those who has stable angina pectoris and are inadequately controlled by or intolerant to first-line antianginal therapies.
How should I take Vastarel® (Trimetazidine)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Vastarel® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Vastarel®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
- Tablets should be taken with a glass of water at mealtimes.
How do I store Vastarel® (Trimetazidine)?
Vastarel® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Vastarel® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Vastarel® 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 Vastarel® 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.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Vastarel® (Trimetazidine)?
Before using Vastarel®, tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergic reaction: to Vastarel®, excipients using for dosage form containing Vastarel®. The information is detailed in the leaflet.
- Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Vastarel®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
During pregnancy: it is preferable not to take this medicine during pregnancy. If you discover that you are pregnant whilst taking this medicine, consult your doctor as he alone can judge the necessity of continuing your treatment.
During breastfeeding: in the absence of data on excretion in breast milk, breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
What side effects can occur from Vastarel® (Trimetazidine)?
As taking others medicines, taking Vastarel® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of the side effects are listed below:
- Dizziness, headache, abdominal pain;
- Diarrhea, indigestion, feeling sick;
- Rash, itching, hives and feeling of weakness;
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.
What drugs may interact with Vastarel® (Trimetazidine)?
Vastarel® 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 Vastarel® (Trimetazidine)?
Vastarel® 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 Vastarel® (Trimetazidine)?
Vastarel® 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.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Vastarel® (Trimetazidine).
What is the dose of Vastarel® (Trimetazidine) for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Vastarel®.
Recommended dose in some cases is one tablet of 20mg taken three times a day during meals.
What is the dose of Vastarel® (Trimetazidine) for a child?
Vastarel® is not recommended in children aged below 18 years.
How is Vastarel® (Trimetazidine) available?
Vastarel® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Film-coated tablet 35 mg, Film-coated tablet 20 mg.
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Vastarel®, 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.
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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017