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Dophy 400mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Dophy 400mg Tablet is used to treat and prevent symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which flow of air to the lung is blocked). It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.


It is taken by mouth with or without food. But, its advisable to take it at the same time each day. In case you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor. Before taking this medicine inform doctor if you are suffering from any kidney, liver or heart disease. Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood potassium levels. Inform your doctor if you notice muscle twitching or weakness, or an irregular heartbeat.

It may cause nausea and headache as its side effects.

Side effects of Dophy Tablet

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Restlessness

How to use Dophy Tablet

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. Dophy 400mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Dophy 400mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Dophy Tablet works

Dophy 400mg Tablet is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dophy 400mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dophy 400mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dophy 400mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Dophy 400mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dophy 400mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dophy 400mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Dophy 400mg Tablet for prevention and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor potassium level and the level of this medicine in your body.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver or heart disease, or if you have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

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I am heart patient as well as having creatinine 1.47 for asthma management taking budamate rotacap 400 twin twice plus AB Phyllin 100 twice but due to ABPhyllin having trouble of urine retention pl suggest how to coop this problem or alternative medicine
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Diabetes Specialist
Change to Tab unitcontin 400mg 1OD for 15 days
I am the patient , I suffer breathing problem since childhood and I have been taking montair fx and pump since long time . Is there any permanent cure ?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
usually asthma can be well controlled so that you do not require regular inhalers throughout year. this can be achieved by seeing your pulmonary function tests and avoiding allergens
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FAQs

Q. What is Dophy?

Dophy is a new generation long-acting oral bronchodilator. It is a methyxanthine derivative.

Q. How does Dophy work?

Dophy inhibits an enzyme called phosphodiesterase which results in bronchodilation (dilation or widening of the airways in the lungs by relaxing the surrounding smooth muscle). It is used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible.

Q. Is Dophy antibiotic?

Dophy is not an antibiotic. Dophy is a bronchodilator used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q. Is Dophy a steroid?

Dophy is not a steroid. Dophy is a bronchodilator used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q. What is Dophy used for?

Dophy is a bronchodilator used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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