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    Doxofylline

    Information about Doxofylline

    Doxofylline uses

    Doxofylline is used in the treatment of asthma prevention and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

    How doxofylline works

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

    Common side effects of doxofylline

    Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal upset, Restlessness

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    Expert advice for Doxofylline

    • It is better to take Doxofylline in the evening around 7-8 pm for protection against asthma symptoms throughout the night.
    • Doxofylline 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 Doxofylline can reduce the requirement of steroids by 50%.

    Frequently asked questions for Doxofylline

    Doxofylline

    Q. What is Doxofylline?

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

    Q. How does Doxofylline work?

    Doxofylline 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 Doxofylline antibiotic?

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

    Q. Is Doxofylline a steroid?

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

    Q. What is Doxofylline used for?

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 29 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)