Oxtriphylline - Drug Information

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General Information on Oxtriphylline

Generic Name : Oxtriphylline

Pronunciation : ox trye' fi lin

Latest prescription information about Oxtriphylline. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Oxtriphylline

India : 

International : 

Brondelate, Theocon

Why is Oxtriphylline Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.  It relaxes muscles in lungs, decreases the sensitivity of lungs to allergens and increases the contractions of diaphragm.

When should Oxtriphylline not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer, gastritis and hypersensitivity to the drug.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Oxtriphylline?

Adult- 4.7 mg/kg orally every 8 hours.
Child 1-9 years: 6.2 mg/kg orally every 6 hours.

How should Oxtriphylline be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Oxtriphylline?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney, liver disease, seizures, stomach/intestinal ulcer, thyroid problems, cystic fibrosis, fluid in the lungs, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Oxtriphylline?

  Hypersensitivity: Allergic reactions such as difficulty in breathing, throat irritation, swelling of lips, tongue, face or hives.
   Miscellaneous : Seizures, irregular heartbeat, nausea or vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Oxtriphylline?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Oxtriphylline?

Store it at room temperature, keep away from excess moisture.

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