Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR

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Overview

Uses of Duralyn Capsule CR
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR is used in the treatment of asthma prevention and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Duralyn Capsule CR side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Restlessness
How to use Duralyn Capsule CR
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.
How Duralyn Capsule CR works
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.
Duralyn Capsule CR related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
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.
Lactation
SAFE
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.
Driving
SAFE
Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
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.
Liver
CAUTION
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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Duralyn 100 mg Capsule CR 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 have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Duralyn with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

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.
Q. Is Duralyn available?
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.
Q. Is Duralyn dangerous?
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.
Q. Is Duralyn a steroid?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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