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Doxfil 400mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Doxfil 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.

Doxfil 400mg Tablet can be taken with the food in evening. But take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit.  The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.  You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Do not miss even a single dose, if in any case, you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember or better to skip the missed dose and continue with regular dosing. It does not work immediately or prevent the already started breathing trouble, hence always carry your medical inhaler with you for an emergency.

The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, headache, nausea, and stomach upset. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, it is advised not to consume alcohol or do not smoke while on treatment. You must avoid high caffeinated products like coffee, tea, and dark chocolates as it enhances drug side effects.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease or if you have heart-related problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before starting the treatment. 

Benefits of Doxfil Tablet

In Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Doxfil 400mg Tablet helps the airways in your lungs stay open. It relaxes the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

In Asthma

Doxfil 400mg Tablet can help prevent the onset of an asthma attack if it is taken before exercise or exposure to some “triggers”. These may include house dust, pollen, pets and cigarette smoke. This medicine will allow you to exercise more freely without worrying about getting symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. It allows you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of Doxfil Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Doxfil

  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness

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

How Doxfil Tablet works

Doxfil 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 Doxfil 400mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Doxfil 400mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxfil 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
Doxfil 400mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Doxfil 400mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Doxfil 400mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Doxfil 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Methylxanthine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
Old cough at morning last 15 years
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
can be bronchial asthma or COPD consult chest physician
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FAQs

Q. What is Doxfil 400mg Tablet?

Doxfil 400mg Tablet is a new generation long-acting oral bronchodilator. It is a methyxanthine derivative.

Q. How does Doxfil 400mg Tablet work?

Doxfil 400mg Tablet 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. Doxfil 400mg Tablet relieves the breathlessness and cough thereby providing symptomatic relief.

Q. Is Doxfil 400mg Tablet antibiotic?

Doxfil 400mg Tablet is not an antibiotic. Doxfil 400mg Tablet is a bronchodilator used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q. Is Doxfil 400mg Tablet a steroid?

Doxfil 400mg Tablet is not a steroid. Doxfil 400mg Tablet is a bronchodilator used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q. What is Doxfil 400mg Tablet used for?

Doxfil 400mg Tablet is a bronchodilator used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It helps to relieve breathlessness and cough thereby providing symptomatic relief.

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