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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, 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


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 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)