What is Puroxan?

Puroxan Tablet is used for Asthma, Shortness Of Breath, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other conditions.

Puroxan Tablet contains Doxofylline as an active ingredient.

Puroxan Tablet works by relaxing and opening the airways.

Puroxan Tablet Uses

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

  • Asthma
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Puroxan Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

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

Relaxing and opening the airways.

Puroxan Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients

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


Puroxan Tablet – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Puroxan 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.

  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • The Patient May Present With Severe Arrhythmias
  • Seizure

Puroxan 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.

Pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding

Xanthine containing products

Puroxan Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Puroxan 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. Puroxan Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Allopurinol
  • Anti flu vaccine
  • Cimetidine
  • Clindamycin
  • Ephedrine
  • Lincomycin

Puroxan Tablet – Contraindications

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

  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma exacerbations
  • Hypersensitivity

Overdosage of Puroxan 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 Puroxan 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.

Storage of Puroxan 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 Puroxan Tablet.

Expired Puroxan Tablet

Taking a single dose of expired Puroxan 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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