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Overview

Doxovent 100 MG Syrup

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Doxofylline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

A potent bronchodilator, Doxovent 100 MG Syrup is used as a maintenance treatment for shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness associated with lung diseases like chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, etc. It inhibits phosphodiesterase activities and relaxes the smooth muscles of the airways leading to the lung.

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur on taking this medicine. These side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects : Nausea, heart rhythm disorder, vomiting, epigastric pain, palpitations, paroxysmal spasm, headache, insomnia, dizziness, increased blood sugar levels, increased heartbeat and muscle weakness.

Before using Doxovent 100 MG Syrup, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, pre-existing diseases, over the counter products, allergies, and current health conditions. Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding as the risk of adverse effects on the foetus or infant is very high. People suffering from myocardial infarction, peptic ulcers, hyperthyroidism, seizure disorders also should not take this drug.

The Doxovent 100 MG Syrup dose that is generally recommended to patients is 400 mg per day. Administration of single dose in the evening reduces nocturnal symptoms and helps the patients feel more comfortable during the day. However, in certain cases 400 mg twice daily is recommended based on the response to treatment. The recommended dose can maximum go up to 1,200 mg per day. It comes as a tablet and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.

Asthma and other obstructive diseases
This medicine is used for the prevention and treatment of symptoms associated with chronic asthma and other obstructive diseases of the lungs. It is primarily used as a maintenance therapy.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Doxovent 100 MG Syrup or any other medicine belonging to the Xanthine derivative group.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have suffered from a heart attack in recent times.
In addition to its intended effect, Doxovent 100 MG Syrup may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Nausea or Vomiting Minor Less Common
Stomach pain Moderate Common
Sleeplessness Moderate Less Common
Headache Minor Common
Dizziness Moderate Less Common
Increased heartbeat Moderate Less Common
Increased blood sugar levels Moderate Rare
Muscle weakness Moderate Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is clinically not established. However, it is believed to have a longer duration of action than other xanthine derivatives used for asthma.
What is the onset of action?
The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is clinically not established
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks associated. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding as the risk of adverse effects on the infant is very high.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Doxovent 100 MG Syrup, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, restlessness, lack of sleep, increased heart rate etc.
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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
Peptic ulcer Moderate
This medicine should be administered with caution in patients with active peptic ulcer disease. As the risk of worsening of symptoms is very high, your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.
Seizure disorders Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from seizure disorders. Appropriate medicine to control seizure should be given before starting the treatment with this medicine.
Heart rhythm disorders Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in a patient suffering from a heart rhythm disorder. Suitable clinical investigations should be performed to determine the safe and effective use of this medicine.
Hyperthyroidism Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an elevated thyroid hormone levels. Suitable clinical investigations should be performed to determine the safe and effective use of this medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Caffeine Moderate
Avoid or limit the uptake of caffeine or caffeine containing product while using this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Allopurinol Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative that does not interact with this medicine.
Phenytoin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Contact your doctor if the seizure symptoms worsen and become frequent or breathing becomes more difficult after using these medicines together.
Propranolol Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Report any incidence of nausea, insomnia, tremors, uneven heartbeat to the doctor while taking these medicines.
Cimetidine Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
Ciprofloxacin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative that does not interact with this medicine.
Salbutamol Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
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About Doxovent 100 MG Syrup
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Key highlights of Doxovent 100 MG Syrup
What are the substitutes for Doxovent 100 MG Syrup?
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Where is the Doxovent 100 MG Syrup approved?
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