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Deriphyllin Tablet

By ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 4.70*
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Theophylline(23.0 Mg) + Etofylline(77.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-ASTHMATIC

Medical Description

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

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

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
sideEffects

Side effects of Deriphyllin Tablet

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

Precautions and Warnings of Deriphyllin Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Deriphyllin tablet during pregnancy?
A:
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.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Deriphyllin tablet?
A:
Since Deriphyllin tablet may cause dizziness, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or cannot be alert.
alcohol

Alcohol

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

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.
modeOfAction

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.
directionsForUse

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

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 medicine 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.
storageAndDisposal

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

Dosage of Deriphyllin Tablet

Overdose

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 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...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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 diabetic patients?

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.

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ContainsTheophylline(23.0 Mg),Etofylline(77.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma or COPD
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, increased urination
Last Updated on: 08 May 2021 | 07:53 AM (IST)
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