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) increase the distance patients can walk without pain.

Pletal is a platelet inhibitor and vasodilator. It works by inhibiting the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 3.

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