Trimetazidine - Benefits, dosage and side effects

Trimetazidine is a drug used to relieve the symptoms of angina pectoris. This drug cannot cure the underlying cause of angina pectoris. Trimetazidine should only be used as prescribed by a doctor.

Trimetazidine is used with other drugs to relieve symptoms of chest pain due to obstruction of blood flow to the heart, especially in the stable type of angina. This drug works by regulating metabolism in heart cells and tissues, so they don't use up large amounts of oxygen.

Trademarktrimetazidine: Arcerin MR, Angintriz MR, Miozidine MR, Trimetazidine Dihydrochloride, Trimetazidine Dihydrochloride, Trizedon MR, Trizedon OD, Zatrimet

What's that trimetazidine

groupPrescription drugs
CategoryAntianginal drugs
BenefitReduces angina pectoris symptoms
Consumed byMature
Trimetazidine for pregnant and lactating womenCategory N: Not categorized.

It is not known whether trimetazidine is absorbed into breast milk or not. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this drug.

Drug formCapsules and tablets

Precautions Before Taking Trimetazidine

Trimetazidine is a prescription drug that should not be used carelessly. Before using trimetazidine, there are several things that need to be considered, namely:

  • Do not use trimetazidine if you are allergic to this drug.
  • Tell your doctor if you have restless leg syndrome, Parkinson's disease, tremors, or kidney disease.
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain supplements, herbal products, or medications.
  • Do not drive a vehicle, operate machinery, or consume alcoholic beverages while you are taking trimetazidine, as this medicine can cause dizziness.
  • Immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic drug reaction after taking Trimetazidine.

Dosage and Rules for Use of Trimetazidine

Trimetazide is used with other medications to relieve symptoms of angina pectoris. The following is the dosage distribution of trimetazidine to treat stable angina pectoris:

  • Tablet or capsule form

    20 mg 3 times a day

  • Slow release tablet or capsule form

    35 mg 2 times a day

How to Take Trimetazidine Correctly

Follow the doctor's advice and read the information listed on the medicine package before taking trimetazidine. This medicine can be taken with or after meals.

Make sure that there is sufficient time between one dose and the next. Try to always take trimetazidine at the same time every day, so that the effect of the drug can be maximized.

If you forget to take trimetazidine, take it as soon as you remember if the interval with the next consumption schedule is not too close. If it is near, ignore the missed dose and do not double the dose.

Do not stop taking trimetazidine even if your condition improves, unless directed by your doctor.

After being consumed for 3 weeks, the doctor will conduct a re-examination to assess the effectiveness and response of the patient's body. If there is no improvement in the condition, the use of the drug will be discontinued.

Store trimetazidine at room temperature. Do not store the medicine in a humid place and keep the medicine away from direct sunlight and heat. Keep medicine out of reach of children.

Trimetazidine Interactions with Other Drugs

There is no known drug interaction that can occur when trimetazidine is used with other drugs. However, to prevent unwanted drug interactions, be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines at the same time as trimetazidine.

Trimetazidine Side Effects and Dangers

Some of the side effects that can occur after trimetazidine are taken are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Dizzy
  • Diarrhea
  • Nauseous
  • Throw up

Consult a doctor if the side effects above are bothersome or get worse. Immediately see a doctor if there is an allergic reaction to the drug and serious side effects, such as:

  • Muscles feel stiff
  • Hands and feet shaking
  • Balance is disturbed
  • Restless legs syndrome appears