Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet

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Uses of Etofylline / Etophylline

Etofylline / Etophylline is used in the treatment of asthma prophylaxis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
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Side effects of Etofylline / Etophylline

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Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal upset, Restlessness.

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How to use Etofylline / Etophylline

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Avoid Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet works

Etofylline / etophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.
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Uses of Theophylline

Theophylline is used in the treatment of asthma prophylaxis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
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Side effects of Theophylline

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal upset, Restlessness.

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How to use Theophylline

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Avoid Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet works

Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet

Expert advice for Etofylline / Etophylline

  • It is better to take Etofylline / Etophylline in the evening around 7-8 pm for protection against asthma symptoms throughout the night.
  • Etofylline / Etophylline will not work for sudden wheezing or asthma attacks once they start. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • Not as effective as steroid inhalers for asthma.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with the kidney, liver or heart disease, or have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Taking Etofylline / Etophylline can reduce the requirement of steroids by 50%.

Expert advice for Theophylline

  • It is better to take Theophylline in the evening around 7-8 pm for protection against asthma symptoms throughout the night.
  • Theophylline will not work for sudden wheezing or asthma attacks once they start. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • Not as effective as steroid inhalers for asthma.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with the kidney, liver or heart disease, or have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Taking Theophylline can reduce the requirement of steroids by 50%.
Warnings
Special precautions for Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Avoiding breastfeeding for 2-4 hours after Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet can further decrease the exposure of medicine to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet alters
the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Dericip
OD 231mg/69mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet should be used with caution in
patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dericip OD 231mg/69mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Theophylline

Q. Is Theophylline a phosphodiesterase inhibitor?
Yes, Theophylline is a phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor. It mainly inhibits phosphodiesterase III and to a lesser extent phosphodiesterase IV enzymes. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways which opens the airways and makes breathing easier.
Q. Is Theophylline available?
Theophylline is available for use in the treatment of diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it is a prescription drug and should be used as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline dangerous?
Theophylline is a relatively safe drug if used as advised by your doctor. It is not devoid of side effects, especially if an overdose has been taken. An overdose can cause stomach pains and make you feel sick. It can cause fast or irregular heartbeat, make you feel very restless or cause fits. It should always be taken as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline a steroid?
No, Theophylline is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.
Q. Is Theophylline an antibiotic?
Theophylline is not an antibiotic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.
Q. Is Theophylline a controlled drug?
Theophylline is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug and is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline being discontinued?
Theophylline is not being discontinued. It is available in the market for the treatment of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline a stimulant?
Theophylline has stimulant effects on the central nervous system (can cause nervousness, excitation, agitation, insomnia, tremors, and, seizures or fits) and on the heart muscle (tachycardia, palpitations, arrhythmia) in very high doses. Talk to your doctor if have these problems as it could be due to an overdose.
Q. Does Theophylline raise blood pressure?
Theophylline is not known to increase the blood pressure. However, if you experience any changes in your blood pressure while taking Theophylline, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Theophylline cause tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
Tachycardia (increase in heart rate) is a side effect associated with the use of Theophylline in high doses. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while using the drug.
Q. Does Theophylline cause weight loss or weight gain?
Theophylline use is not associated with weight loss or weight gain. However, consult your doctor if you notice any changes in weight while taking the drug as it could be due to other underlying conditions.
Q. Does Theophylline cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Theophylline use may cause insomnia. If you experience any sleep disturbances while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Theophylline cause constipation?
Theophylline is not known to cause constipation. However, its use has been associated with diarrhea. Consult your doctor if you experience any change in your bowel habits.
Q. Does Theophylline need to be tapered?
Theophylline dose need not be tapered. Therapy can be ended without tapering the drug. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose, timings, and duration of the medicine.
Q. Does Theophylline cause hair loss?
Theophylline use is not associated with hair loss. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
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