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Deriphyllin Tablet

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Deriphyllin Tablet Description

Deriphyllin tablet is used to treat lungs and airway-related disorders such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This tablet is a combination of etofylline and theophylline as a

ctive ingredients. Asthma is a condition where the airways are narrowed or swollen with increased production of mucus. The condition leads to difficulty in breathing and coughing and may affect physical activity. COPD is a severe lung disease where the airways are much swollen and obstructed, which may result in coughing, wheezing, and breathing difficulties. Deriphyllin clears the obstruction and reduces cough, breathlessness, and discomfort associated with it. It is needed to be taken as an entire and as per the prescription given by a doctor. The common side effects of Deriphyllin are headache, anxiety, insomnia, increased urination, and diarrhoea. Most of the side effects are temporary in case the side effects persist then contact the doctor immediately.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹4.00
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ContainsTheophylline(23.0 Mg) + Etofylline(77.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma or COPD
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, increased urination
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Uses of Deriphyllin Tablet

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

Contraindications of Deriphyllin Tablet

  • If you are allergic to theophylline, etofylline or any other component of this medicine.
  • If you have a rare blood disorder named porphyria.
  • If this medicine is given along with other asthma medicines like ephedrine to children less than 6 years of age.

Side effects of Deriphyllin Tablet

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

Precautions and Warnings of Deriphyllin Tablet



Can I take Deriphyllin tablet during pregnancy?
Deriphyllin tablet 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 tablet while breastfeeding?
The components of Deriphyllin tablet 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 tablet?
Since Deriphyllin tablet may cause dizziness, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or cannot be alert.


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

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had any heart problems including high blood pressure.
  • You have severe lung diseases, thyroid, liver problem, stomach ulcers.
  • You have viral infections.
  • You had a history of fits or seizures.
  • You had any prostate-related issues (especially in aged males).
  • You are a smoker or have a habit of drinking alcohol as it may alter the way the medicine works.
  • Deriphyllin tablet should not be used in children below 6 months of age.

Mode of Action of Deriphyllin Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • Deriphyllin tablet 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 Tablet

  • 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 Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines may affect the way Deriphyllin works, or Deriphyllin itself may reduce the effectiveness of other medicines when taken at the same time.
  • Tell the doctor about the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, im...
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  • The use of anaesthetics like halothane with the medicine may result in irregular heartbeats.
  • Anticancer medicines as lomustine when used with deriphyllin medicine may lead to decreased platelets.
  • Deriphyllin when used along with steroids and water pills may result in decreased potassium levels.
  • The use of other medicines containing theophylline or derivatives of theophylline may result in increased side effects.

Storage and disposal of Deriphyllin Tablet

  • Store at room temperature, protect from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Deriphyllin Tablet


Overdose of Deriphyllin tablet can cause blood vomiting, pain in the upper abdomen, restlessness, muscle stiffness, fits, low blood pressure and irregular heartbeats. An individual may go into a coma ...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of Deriphyllin, 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 t...
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Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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

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

Q: Can Deriphyllin tablet be given to patients with diabetes?

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

Q: Does Deriphyllin tablet contain steroids?

A: No, the Deriphyllin tablet does not contain steroids. It contains a combination of etofylline & theophylline and is known as bronchodilators.

Q: Does Deriphyllin tablet cause drowsiness?

A: Yes, drowsiness is a side effect of the Deriphyllin tablet, so after taking the medicine, driving and handling machinery should be avoided.

Q: How much time does it take for Deriphyllin to work?

A: Deriphyllin start showing its effect within 15-30 minutes, after its consumption.

Q: Can I take the Deriphyllin for cough?

A: No, it is not effective for cough. A cough could be due to different causes and hence it would be best to take a doctor's advice before taking any medicine to treat cough.

Q: Can Deriphyllin be taken twice a day?

A: The doctor will decide the dose as per your need. So, take it in the exact dose and frequency prescribed by the doctor. Do not take it endlessly on your own, without consulting a doctor.

Q: Can I take Deriphyllin tablet with azithromycin?

A: Deriphyllin may interact with certain anti-infective medicine and medicines which belong to the same class as azithromycin. Before taking Azithromycin along with Deriphyllin you should consult your doctor.

Q: Can I take the Deriphyllin during COVID?

A: No, you should not take any medicine to treat or prevent COVID-19 without consulting a doctor. If you have been tested positive for COVID-19 immediately inform your doctor. The doctor will prescribe you the appropriate medicine based on the severity of the underlying condition and medical history.

Q: Can we take the Deriphyllin without food?

A: You should take the Deriphyllin exactly as told by the doctor. However, it would be best to take it on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal for better results. It is advisable to take it at the same time each day for better results.

Q: When to stop taking Deriphyllin tablet?

A: This medicine may be used for the short term treatment of management of obstructive conditions of airways and lungs in asthma and COPD. However, do not stop taking this medicine on your own if you feel better always consult your doctor or seek information on how long you are supposed to take this medicine and when you can stop taking it.

Q: Can I give Deriphyllin for 10 year old?

A: Yes, Deriphyllin tablet can be used in children only if it is recommended by your doctor. Do not give this medicine to your child on your own.

Q: Which contents are in Deriphyllin tablet?

A: Deriphyllin tablet contains a combination of etofylline and theophylline as active ingredients.

Q: Why is Deriphyllin used?

A: Deriphyllin tablet is used to manage the airway obstruction or tightening associated with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q: Can Deriphyllin be taken daily?

A: Yes, Deriphyllin tablet can be taken daily only if it is recommended by your doctor. You should take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as prescribed.

Q: Can I get pregnant after taking Deriphyllin?

A: There is limited information on the effect of Deriphyllin tablet on the ability to become pregnant. Ask your doctor for advice on the same.
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