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Dofasma-A Tablet

Manufactured byTas Med (India) Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAmbroxol (30 mg) + Doxofylline (400 mg)
Description

Dofasma-A Tablet is a combination medicine used for the maintenance treatment of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dofasma-A Tablet

  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Stomach pain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Headache
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Increased blood sugar levels

Uses of Dofasma-A Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ambroxol, doxofylline, any other xanthine derivatives, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Peptic Ulcer

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of peptic ulcerations due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which is a rare but serious disorder of the skin, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Acute myocardial infarction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have suffered a heart attack recently since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of renal diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Caffeine

Consumption of caffeine or caffeine-containing products such as coffee, hot chocolate, candy bars, etc. is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Influenza

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from influenza and patients who have taken flu vaccines due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Other medicines

This medicine is known to interact with a large number of other medicines. It is advised that you report all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Other diseases

This medicine may worsen the signs and symptoms of many diseases. It is advised that you report all your current medical conditions as well as your previous medical history to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Disease interactions

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from seizure disorders due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Heart rhythm disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from heart rhythm disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart rhythm, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of thyroid hormone levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Avoid or limit the intake of caffeine or caffeine-containing products while using this medicine since their interaction may cause severe adverse effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
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
Ambroxol promotes mucus clearance and eases a productive cough. Doxofylline relaxes the blood vessels and smooth muscles of the airways to reduce the symptoms of asthma and COPD. Their combination is thus better effective than monotherapy.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Mucolytics, Methylxanthines

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Jun 2018

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