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    Information about Etofylline/Etophylline

    Etofylline/etophylline uses

    Etofylline/Etophylline is used in the treatment and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

    How etofylline/etophylline works

    Etofylline/Etophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

    Common side effects of etofylline/etophylline

    Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal upset, Restlessness
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    15 Jan 2019 | 06:09 PM (IST)
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      Expert advice for Etofylline/Etophylline

      • You have been prescribed Etofylline/Etophylline 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 you have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
      • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

      Content on this page was last updated on 15 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)