This medication is a xanthine derivative drug used in the treatment of asthma and other obstructive diseases. It is a potent bronchodilator and helps relax the smooth muscles of the airway leading to the lung. This medication is used as a maintenance treatment for wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness associated with lung diseases like asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other diseases related to the respiratory system.
Though a specialized drug there are a few side effects to this drug such as palpation or increase in heartbeat, nausea, dizziness, insomnia and slight headaches. It has anti-tissue and bronchodilator effects and as phosphodiesterase inhibitor. This is a relatively safe drug and apart from not having many side effects has a very little interaction with other diseases, even so it is not safe for expecting or breastfeeding mothers.
No habit-forming tendencies are found. The is a newer generation of Xanthine Bronchodilator or in simpler words an inhaler, which does not have major Cardiovascular Adverse effects. Differing from its predecessors it is relatively safer and has fewer drug on drug interaction.
Doxofylline is used to treat the following problems:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (Copd)
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of the effect of Doxofylline is not clinically established but is know to last longer than other xanthine derivatives.
What is the onset of action?
The amount of time taken for the onset of action is not clinically established.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This drug is not safe for use during pregnancy, unless suggested by the doctor it is not at all recommended to take this medication. Weigh out the pros and cons before you start.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported, addiction was not seen.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medication is not at all recommended for mothers who are breast feeding as it is reported to be fatal for the feeding child. Consult your doctor if you have further queries.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is not know, it is advisable to consult your doctor before you start drinking while under the medication.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
This medication is reported to cause drowsiness in some cases and is hence not recommended while driving.
Does this affect kidney function?
This medication should be used with caution by patients suffering from impaired kidney functions and may require some monitoring and dose adjustment in those cases.
Does this affect liver function?
This medication should be used with caution by patients suffering from impaired liver functions and may require some monitoring and dose adjustment in those cases.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If its almost time for the next schedule dose then the missed one can be skipped.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If incase of an overdose contact your doctor. The symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, restlessness , insomnia and increase in heart rate.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Doxofylline as ingredient
Doxofylline works by competitively blocking the action of certain enzymes that are responsible for smooth muscle contractions in the lungs.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Though there are lesser disease-drug interaction compared to other xanthine derivatives, people with these diseases should be careful. Peptic ulcer, seizure disorders, heart rhythm disorder and hyperthyroidism.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
CaffeineAvoid or limit the uptake of caffeine or caffeine containing product while using this medicine.
You should limit your intake of caffeine as it may alter the functioning of the drug.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineContrary to its predecessor it does not have many interaction with drugs, however some drugs should be avoided like Allopurinol, Phenytoin, Propranolol and Cimetidine to avoid certain allergic reaction.
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