Pharmacologic treatment of intermittent claudication.Surgery. 1982 Dec; 92(6):966-71.S
Twenty-six patients with severe short-distance claudication underwent a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group evaluation of the efficacy of pentoxifylline in the treatment of intermittent claudication. The primary variables analyzed were the initial and absolute claudication distances as determined by standardized treadmill walking. A statistically significant improvement in both parameters was present in the pentoxifylline-treated patients. Nausea was the only drug side effect noted.