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Dyphylline Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

DYPHYLLINE (DYE fi lin) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • fast or irregular heartbeat

  • feeling faint, lightheaded

  • flushing of face, skin

  • nausea, vomiting

  • seizures

  • tremor

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • anxiety

  • diarrhea

  • headache

  • increased need to urinate

  • irritable

  • stomach upset

  • trouble sleeping

What may interact with this medicine?

  • caffeine

  • ephedrine

  • medicines for congestion, colds like pseudoephedrine

  • other medicines for breathing difficulties like theophylline

  • probenecid

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart disease, history of heart attack

  • high blood pressure

  • kidney disease

  • stomach ulcers

  • thyroid disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dyphylline, theophylline, aminophylline, caffeine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 9/19/2011
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