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Description of Doxofylline

Doxofylline is a very potent bronchodilator medicine. It relaxes the smooth muscles of the airways leading to the lung. This medicine is used as a maintenance treatment for wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness associated with lung diseases like asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Doxofylline

  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Muscle weakness


Take Doxofylline as instructed by the doctor. You should adhere to any dose changes instituted by the doctor over the course of treatment. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than prescribed.


Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.


Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, restlessness, lack of sleep, increased heart rate etc.


Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks associated. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding - This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding as the risk of adverse effects on the infant is very high.

Kidney/Liver impairment - This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of normal liver/kidney function. Suitable dose adjustments and safety monitoring is recommended in such cases.

Caffeine - Consumption of caffeine while taking this medicine may cause certain side effects to appear. Avoid or limit the uptake of caffeine or caffeine products while taking this medicine.

Influenza - This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from influenza or have taken flu vaccines.

Other medicines - This medicine is known to interact with a large number of other medicines. Report the use of all such medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor.

Other diseases - Report the instance of any disease of the heart and blood vessels, brain, thyroid glands etc to the doctor before receiving this medicine. This medicine should be used with caution and any disease worsening symptom should be reported to the doctor immediately.