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General Information on Doxofylline

Generic Name : Doxofylline

Latest prescription information about Doxofylline. 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

Other Name(s) of Doxofylline

Doxophylline

Why is Doxofylline Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antitussive, prescribed for asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). 

When should Doxofylline not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Doxofylline?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is up to 1,200 mg/day.

How should Doxofylline be taken?

It comes as a tablet and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Doxofylline?

Caution is required in patients suffering from
Hyperthyroidism
Kidney or liver disease
Hypoxemia (low level of oxygen in blood)
Cardiac arythmias
History of peptic ulcer

What are the side effects of Doxofylline?

Paroxysmal spasm and heart rhythm disorder.

What are the other precautions for Doxofylline?

Patients are advised not to take foods rich in caffeine.
If symptoms such as tremor or fluctuations in heartbeat worsens, consult the physician.

What are the storage conditions for Doxofylline?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

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jayanth1958 

How effective is Doxofylline to Salbutamol for the treatment of Asthma and COPD?

Monsky 

It is very effective on my father who had a severe COPD,after taking 2 tablets we see the effect.

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