Trimetazidine belongs to the class of medications called fatty acid oxidation inhibitors. It is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of angina (chest pain). Angina is caused by lack of blood supply and oxygen to your heart. Trimetazidine helps to maintain the energy metabolism of heart muscle cells, protecting them from the effects of reduced oxygen supply.
When you take this medication regularly on a long term basis, it can help treat angina by reducing the number of times you get angina.
Inform your healthcare professional of these side-effects do not go away and interfere with your daily life.
Rare but serious side effects that need to seek medical advice immediately
Very rarely, trimetazidine may cause movement disturbances. These symptoms may include one or more of the following:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If your experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare processional if:
If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare processional for more information.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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