new drug for intermittent claudication
You'll see a new drug for intermittent claudication...Pletal (PLAY-tal, cilostazol) from Pharmacia & Upjohn and Otsuka.
It seems to be more effective than Trental (pentoxifylline)...to increase the distance patients can walk without pain.
Pletal is a platelet inhibitor and vasodilator. It works by inhibiting the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 3.