Medicine Overview of Duralyn Capsule CR
Side Effects of Duralyn are Vomiting, Headache, Nausea, Stomach upset, Restlessness.
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. Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR is to be taken with food.
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.
In Depth Information on Duralyn Capsule CR
- It is better to take Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR in the evening around 7-8 pm for protection against asthma symptoms throughout the night.
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR 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 Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR can reduce the requirement of steroids by 50%.
Duralyn Capsule CR related warnings
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR 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.
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR 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 Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR can further decrease the exposure of medicine to the baby.
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR is recommended.
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Duralyn Capsule CR
Q. Is Duralyn a phosphodiesterase inhibitor?
Yes, Duralyn 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.
Duralyn 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.
Duralyn 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.
No, Duralyn is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.
Q. Is Duralyn an antibiotic?
Duralyn is not an antibiotic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.
Q. Is Duralyn a controlled drug?
Duralyn is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug and is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is Duralyn being discontinued?
Duralyn 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 Duralyn a stimulant?
Duralyn 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 Duralyn raise blood pressure?
Duralyn is not known to increase the blood pressure. However, if you experience any changes in your blood pressure while taking Duralyn, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Duralyn cause tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
Tachycardia (increase in heart rate) is a side effect associated with the use of Duralyn in high doses. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while using the drug.
Q. Does Duralyn cause weight loss or weight gain?
Duralyn 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 Duralyn cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Duralyn use may cause insomnia. If you experience any sleep disturbances while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Duralyn cause constipation?
Duralyn 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 Duralyn need to be tapered?
Duralyn 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 Duralyn cause hair loss?
Duralyn 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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