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Doxofylline

Information

Uses

Doxofylline is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma

How it works

Doxofylline works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal upset, Restlessness

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Expert advice

  • Do not take doxofylline, If you are allergic to any ingredient in doxofylline, similar medicines (eg, aminophylline), or xanthines (eg, caffeine).
  • Avoid taking other products that contain xanthine (such as chocolate or caffeinated drinks).
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions

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).

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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).

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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 22 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)