Medication Information Leaflet
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.
Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional. If you stop taking your medication, you may experience a worsening of your condition.
This medicine should be taken with or after food.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
You have kidney problems.
You have Parkinson’s disease, tremors, restless leg syndrome or other related movement disorders.
Abdominal pain, indigestion
Inform your healthcare professional if these side-effects do not go away and are affecting your daily life.
Very rarely, trimetazidine may cause movement disturbances. These symptoms may include one or more of the following:
Uncontrolled body movement
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
Throw away all expired medications.
This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
In partnership with