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    Why is pentoxifylline prescribed?

Posted on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 in Veins and Arteries
Question: what blood vessel problem does pentoxifylline treat
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
To treat Peripheral arterial diseases

Detailed Answer:
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Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.
Pentoxifylline is used to increase the blood flow through the narrowed arteries and is mostly used in patients with occlusive arterial diseases like intermittent claudication, peripheral arterial diseases.

The main purpose is to increase the blood flow in narrow arteries , mostly of lower legs.

This is my personal opinion based on details available here. If you still have any other query, you may please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
Dr Anshul Varshney , MD

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