Cilostazol: a replacement for pentoxifylline?

Shukla V
Record ID 31999009741
English, French
Authors' objectives:

To summarise the available evidence on the use of cilostazol for the treatment of intermittent claudication (IC)

Authors' recommendations: Based on the limited available evidence, cilostazol does not appear to have any advantage over pentoxifylline in terms of safety and efficacy. Keeping safety, efficacy and presumptive cost factors into consideration, there is a minimal chance that cilostazol will replace pentoxifylline at the present time.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Intermittent Claudication
Organisation Name: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment
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