molecule

Doxofylline

Molecule Description

Doxofylline is used for the treatment of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructiv...
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uses

Uses of Doxofylline

Doxofylline is used for the treatment of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
contraindications

Contraindications of Doxofylline

When should one not use Doxofylline

  • If you are allergic to doxofylline or similar medicines
  • If you are suffering from any heart problems like heart attack, low blood pressure, etc
  • If you are a breastfeeding/lactating mother
sideEffects

Side effects of Doxofylline

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Irritation
  • Insomnia
  • Injection site reactions
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Doxofylline

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take doxofylline during pregnancy?
A:
Doxofylline should not be used during pregnancy unless your doctor considers it essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take doxofylline while breastfeeding?
A:
Doxofylline must not be used while breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed doxofylline?
A:
It is not expected that doxofylline will affect your ability to drive and use heavy machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with doxofylline?
A:
There is limited data available, consult your doctor.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your heart, lungs, liver or kidneys
  • You have an overactive thyroid gland
  • You have a history of stomach ulcers
  • You are taking medicines containing erythromycin, lincomycin, clindamycin, allopurinol, cimetidine, influenza vaccine and propranolol.
  • You are a cigarette smoker
  • You have above 60 years of age.
  • You must limit the consumption of food and beverages containing caffeine
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Doxofylline

How Does It Work?

Doxofylline relaxes the smooth muscles of the airways, widens it and thus making it easier for u to breathe.
interactions

Interactions of Doxofylline

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way doxofylline works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat fits or are taking medicines like erythromycin, TAO, lincomycin, clindamycin, allopurinol, cimetidine, influenza vaccine and propranolol, phenytoin.
  • Doxofylline should be used with caution along with ephedrine.
dosage

Dosage of Doxofylline

Overdose

Seek urgent medical help in case of an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of doxofylline then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do not take a...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is doxofylline used for?

A: Doxofylline is used to treat bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q: In which all dosage forms is doxofylline available?

A: Doxofylline is available in the form of tablets, capsules, injections, syrup.
Last Updated on: 14 Oct 2021 | 10:38 AM (IST)
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