Dfl 400 MG Tablet

Manufactured byUnimarck Healthcare Ltd.
ContainsDoxofylline
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Description

Dfl 400 MG Tablet 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 Dfl 400 MG Tablet

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

Uses of Dfl 400 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthma and other obstructive diseases
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is clinically not established
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is clinically not established. However, it is believed to have a longer duration of action than other xanthine derivatives used for asthma.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage while 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.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Doxofylline or any other medicine belonging to the Xanthine derivative group.

Acute myocardial infarction

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have suffered from a heart attack in recent times.
Warnings for special population

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.
General warnings

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.

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.

Overdose

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.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Allopurinol

Phenytoin

Propranolol

Cimetidine

Ciprofloxacin

Salbutamol

Disease interactions

Peptic ulcer

This medicine should be administered with caution in patients with active peptic ulcer disease. As the risk of worsening of symptoms is very high, your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from seizure disorders. Appropriate medicine to control seizure should be given before starting the treatment with this medicine.

Heart rhythm disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in a patient suffering from a heart rhythm disorder. Suitable clinical investigations should be performed to determine the safe and effective use of this medicine.

Hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an elevated thyroid hormone levels. Suitable clinical investigations should be performed to determine the safe and effective use of this medicine.
Food interactions
Avoid or limit the uptake of caffeine or caffeine containing product while using this medicine.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Dfl 400 MG Tablet 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.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the smooth vessels of the airways in the lungs. It also reduces the sensitivity of lungs to allergens that cause irritation and constriction of muscles in the chest and the lungs.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Methylxanthines

Schedule

Schedule H

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