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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 belongs to a class of medications called xanthines. It works by relaxing and opening the airways, making it easier to breathe.

Common side effects

Nausea, Palpitations, Headache, Insomnia, Irritation, Tachycardia, Tremor, Vomiting, Arrhythmia, Seizure

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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.Is doxofylline antibiotic/ a steroid?
Doxofylline belongs to a class of medications called xanthines. It is not a steroid or antibiotic.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)