Etofylline, alone or in combination with theophylline and salbutamol, is used to treat difficulty in breathing, asthma. It improves the patient's condition by inhibiting the phosphodiesterase enzymes in the body. Some side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, nervousness, agitation, headache, insomnia.
These side-effects are possible but they does not occur always. Consult a doctor before taking the medicine if:
- You have ulcers, overactive thyroid, heart disease, high blood pressure or liver disease.
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
- You are using this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
You are advised to avoid use of caffeinated beverages during your treatment with this medicine. Etofylline is recommended to be used twice or thrice daily depending on your medical condition.
The effects of this medicine can be seen within the first week of taking it. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule.
This medication is used to treat:
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?In case of pregnancy, you must consult the doctor before using this drug.
Does this affect kidney function?Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Women who are breastfeeding, must consult doctor before using this drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Etofylline as ingredient
Etofylline is an ethyl salt which is a theophylline analog. It has antiasthmatic and bronchodilator properties and is used for treating asthma, shortness of breath and chest tightness especially in newborns. It works by preventing phosphodiesterase enzymes which in turn causes bronchodilation, cardiac stimulation and vasodilation thereby relaxing muscles and opening air passages.
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