What is Deriphyllin?

Deriphyllin Tablet is used for Breathlessness, Shortness Of Breath, Wheezing, Chest Tightness, Chronic Asthma, Bronchospasm and other conditions.

Deriphyllin Tablet contains Etophylline, and Theophylline as active ingredients.

Deriphyllin Tablet works by relaxing muscles and opening air passages; blocking the adenosine receptors for smooth muscle relaxation;

Deriphyllin Tablet Uses

Deriphyllin Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Breathlessness
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest Tightness
  • Chronic Asthma
  • Bronchospasm
  • Acute Left Ventricular Failure
  • Interruption Of Breathing In Newborns
  • Pulmonary Edema

Deriphyllin Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Deriphyllin Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

Relaxing muscles and opening air passages.

Blocking the adenosine receptors for smooth muscle relaxation.

Deriphyllin Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients

Deriphyllin Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

Theophylline (104 MG)

Etophylline (346 MG)

Deriphyllin Tablet – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Deriphyllin Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Stomach Upset
  • Irritability
  • Stomach Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lightheadedness

Deriphyllin Tablet – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Avoid drinking or eating foods high in caffeine
  • Avoid the use of caffeinated beverages
  • Be careful if you consume alcohol
  • Be careful if you have any allergy
  • Children

Consult a doctor if you are suffering from ulcers, heart disease problems, overactive thyroid, high blood pressure or liver disease


Deriphyllin Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Deriphyllin Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Deriphyllin Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Adenosine
  • Albuterol
  • Alcohol
  • Allopurinol
  • Aminoglutethimide
  • Amiodarone

Deriphyllin Tablet – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Deriphyllin Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Deriphyllin Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:


Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Deriphyllin Tablet

Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Deriphyllin Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Deriphyllin Tablet

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Deriphyllin Tablet.

Expired Deriphyllin Tablet

Taking a single dose of expired Deriphyllin Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

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