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Deriphyllin Retard 300
Deriphyllin Retard 300

Deriphyllin Retard 300

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Etofylline(231.0 Mg) + Theophylline(69.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
Drugs For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Medical Description

Deriphyllin Retard 300 contains a combination of Etofylline and Theophylline, and are known as bronchodilators medicine. This medicine works by relaxing the muscles of the airway and cleaning the obstruction. is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition where the airway is narrowed or swollen with the presence of mucus, which leads to breathing difficulties and coughing. This medicine should be taken in a dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue this medicine on your own without informing your doctor. Inform the doctor about all other medicines you are taking, any diseases you are having, or any allergies you have before starting with Deriphyllin Retard 300.
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Uses of Deriphyllin Retard 300

  • Deriphyllin Retard 300 is used to manage the airway obstruction or tightening associated with asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Contraindications of Deriphyllin Retard 300

  • If you are allergic to Theophylline, Etofylline, or any other ingredient of this medicine
  • If you have a rare blood disorder called Porphyria
  • If this tablet is given along with other medicines like Ephedrine to treat asthma to children less than 6 years of age
  • Deriphyllin Retard 300 is contraindicated in children under 6 months of age

Side effects of Deriphyllin Retard 300

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness, headache
  • Increased urination
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeplessness
  • Irregular heartbeats

Precautions and Warnings of Deriphyllin Retard 300


Can I take Deriphyllin Retard 300 during pregnancy?
Deriphyllin Retard 300 is not recommended during pregnancy as there is limited information about its safety in pregnant women. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be planning for a baby before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Deriphyllin Retard 300 while breastfeeding?
The components of Deriphyllin Retard 300 pass into human milk, which may affect the breastfed baby. Use this medicine under a doctor's supervision.


Can I drive if I have consumed Deriphyllin Retard 300?
Since this medicine may cause dizziness, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or cannot be alert.


Can I consume alcohol with Deriphyllin Retard 300?
Alcohol can alter the way this medicine work. So, it should be avoided while taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any heart problems, including high blood pressure.
  • You have any liver problems or stomach ulcers, or a thyroid problem.
  • You are a smoker or have a habit of drinking alcohol, which may alter the way this medicine works.

Mode of Action of Deriphyllin Retard 300

How Does It Work?

  • Deriphyllin Retard 300 contains Theophylline and Etofylline, and they are known as bronchodilators.
  • Etofylline is a derivative of theophylline. It works by dilating and relaxing the airway muscles.
  • Theophylline decreases swelling in the lungs of asthma patients and helps to relieve the feeling of blockage.

Directions for Use of Deriphyllin Retard 300

  • Take this medicine as a whole with water, with or without eating a meal.
  • You should take this medicine regularly at the same time without fail, as directed by your doctor.
  • You should not consume it more than the prescribed quantity.
  • Do not discontinue the medicine on your own.

Interactions of Deriphyllin Retard 300

Interactions with other medicines

  • Deriphyllin Retard 300 may interact with other medicines and create an altered response. Please inform your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines (that you buy without a prescription), and herbal preparations.
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  • Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin and Enoxacin may increase the effect of this medicine.
  • Medicines like Aminoglutethimide, Isoprenaline, Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Rifampicin, Ritonavir, Sulphinpyrazone, Barbiturates, and Hypericum perforatum may reduce the effect of Deriphyllin Retard 300.
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  • Other medicines that can interact with Deriphyllin Retard 300 are Halothane, anticancer medicines such as Lomustine, Lithium, Steroids, Diuretics, Ephedrine, and Ketamine.

Dosage of Deriphyllin Retard 300


The overdose symptoms include blood vomiting, pain in the upper abdomen, restlessness, muscle stiffness, and fits. An individual may go into a coma as a result of severe side-effect. If you think you have taken an excessive dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Deriphyllin Retard 300 be given to patients with heart disorders?

A: Deriphyllin Retard 300 should be used cautiously in patients with heart disorders, as this medicine may cause an increase of heartbeats. It is mandatory to consult the doctor before using this medication.

Q: Can Deriphyllin Retard 300 be given to patients with diabetic patients?

A: Deriphyllin Retard 300 should be given to diabetic patients with caution; it may increase blood glucose. It is mandatory to consult the doctor before using this medication.

Q: Does Deriphyllin Retard 300 contain steroids?

A: No, Deriphyllin Retard 300 does not contain steroids. It contains a combination of Etofylline & Theophylline and is known as bronchodilators.

Q: Does Deriphyllin Retard 300 cause drowsiness?

A: Yes, drowsiness is a side effect of Deriphyllin Retard 300, so after taking this medicine, driving and handling any machinery should be avoided.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 01:35 PM (IST)
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