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DOXASMA TABLET

Manufacturer

EAST WEST PHARMA

Pack Of

10 TabletS

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About DOXASMA TABLET

DOXASMA TABLET belongs to the class of drugs called 'bronchodilators' primarily used to prevent and treat symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma is a chronic (long-term) respiratory condition in which airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty in breathing. COPD is a group of lung diseases with emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes).

DOXASMA TABLET contains Doxofylline that acts by inhibiting the phosphodiesterase 4 (PD-4) thereby relaxing the bronchial smooth muscle of lung's airways, making it easier for asthma and COPD patient to breath easily.

DOXASMA TABLET is available in injection, oral tablet and syrup dosage forms. A doctor or nurse will give the injection form of DOXASMA TABLET. The syrup form of DOXASMA TABLET should be taken with or without food as advised by your doctor. The tablet form of DOXASMA TABLET should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Your doctor will recommend you how often you take DOXASMA TABLET based on your medical condition. Some people may experience headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, irritability, insomnia (difficulty in falling or staying asleep) or fast heart rate. Most of these side effects of DOXASMA TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Doxophylline is contraindicated in acute myocardial infarction, low blood pressure (hypotension), lactating women and patients allergic to DOXASMA TABLET. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, before using DOXASMA TABLET. DOXASMA TABLET should be used with caution in congestive heart failure patients as these patients have slow drug clearance leading to high blood levels even after stopping treatment with DOXASMA TABLET.

Uses of DOXASMA TABLET

Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Medicinal Benefits

DOXASMA TABLET is a bronchodilator and also possess antitussive (cough suppressant) properties that are used to treat symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). DOXASMA TABLET works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs, especially in asthma and COPD patients. Additionally, DOXASMA TABLET helps in suppressing cough and makes breathing easier by opening airways. Thus it prevents an asthma attack, and an individual can exercise freely if it is taken before exercise or before expected exposure to irritants such as pollen, house dust, cigarette smoke and pets.

Directions for Use

Oral Tablet/Capsule: Use DOXASMA TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. Take DOXASMA TABLET with or without food and swallow the whole tablet/capsule with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it. Liquid oral Syrup: Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take DOXASMA TABLET in doses as prescribed by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup.Injection: Do not self-administer DOXASMA TABLET. DOXASMA TABLET is given as an intravenous (into a vein) injection by a doctor or nurse.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of DOXASMA TABLET

Like all medicines, DOXASMA TABLET can cause some common side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, irritability, insomnia (difficulty in falling or staying asleep) or fast heart rate. Most of these side effects of DOXASMA TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to DOXASMA TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. You are recommended to avoid taking DOXASMA TABLET with chocolate and caffeinated foods such as cocoa beans or tea leaves as they may increase the risk of severity of side effects. DOXASMA TABLET is contraindicated in breastfeeding mothers. If you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, please consult a doctor before using DOXASMA TABLET. Do not take DOXASMA TABLET if you have low blood pressure or had a heart attack. DOXASMA TABLET should be used with caution in congestive heart failure patients as these patients have slow drug clearance leading to high blood levels even after stopping treatment with DOXASMA TABLET. If you have low blood pressure, congestive heart failure, hypoxemia (low oxygen levels in the blood), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), pulmonary heart diseases, stomach ulcer, kidney, liver or heart diseases, inform your doctor before taking DOXASMA TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    The interaction of DOXASMA TABLET with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with DOXASMA TABLET.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    The safety of DOXASMA TABLET in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    DOXASMA TABLET is contraindicated in breastfeeding mothers. Please consult a doctor before taking DOXASMA TABLET if you are breastfeeding.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    DOXASMA TABLET usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take DOXASMA TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Take DOXASMA TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat foods rich in potassium such as tomatoes, bananas, asparagus, oranges, potatoes, avocados, dark leafy greens and beetroots as potassium is important for lung function and a potassium deficiency may cause breathing problems.
  • Drink plenty of fluids every day to thin mucus which makes it easier to cough out.
  • Avoid foods such as cabbage, beans, garlic, onions, shrimp, pickled food, dried fruits, fried foods, carbonated drinks, wine, bottled lemon and lime juice as it may worsen asthma symptoms.
  • Exercise regularly to strengthen your breathing muscles and boost your immune system. Learning breathing exercises will help you move more air in and out of your lungs.
  • Do meditation, deep breathing, regular exercise and try progressive muscle relaxation techniques to get relief from stress and reduce the risk of an asthma attack.
  • Quit smoking as it may reduce the effectiveness of the DOXASMA TABLET and irritate the lungs worsening breathing problem.

Special Advise

  • Regular blood tests are recommended while taking DOXASMA TABLET to monitor potassium levels and levels of DOXASMA TABLET in the blood.
  • DOXASMA TABLET can cause serious side effects, possibly similar, which occurs by taking too much amount of caffeine. So avoid intake of DOXASMA TABLET with caffeinated beverages like chocolate, coffee etc.

Other Information (DOX0232)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Asthma: It is a chronic (long-term) respiratory condition in which airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty in breathing. The symptoms of asthma include wheezing (whistling sound while breathing), shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough, especially at night. The symptoms of mild persistent asthma may occur more than 2 times in a week and up to 4 nights in a month whereas, in case of severe persistent asthma, the symptoms occur several times every day and most nights. The treatment for asthma includes medication, breathing exercises and self-care.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): It is a group of lung diseases with emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes). The major cause of COPD is smoking tobacco. Also, long-term exposure to fumes and chemicals may lead to COPD. The symptoms include chronic cough, shortness of breath or wheezing (whistle sound while breathing).

FAQs

DOXASMA TABLET contains Doxofylline which belongs to the class of bronchodilators that works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Additionally, DOXASMA TABLET possess antitussive (cough suppressant) properties and helps in suppressing cough. Thereby, makes breathing easier by opening airways.

No, you are not recommended to take erythromycin with DOXASMA TABLET as co-administration of these medicines may increase the risk of adverse effects of DOXASMA TABLET. However, please consult a doctor before using other medicines with DOXASMA TABLET.

You are recommended to avoid taking DOXASMA TABLET if you are allergic to DOXASMA TABLET or other xanthine derivatives if you are breastfeeding, suffering from low blood pressure or had a heart attack. However, inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions before taking DOXASMA TABLET.

You are not recommended to take more than the prescribed dose of DOXASMA TABLET as it may cause overdose resulting in irregular heartbeats and fits. However, if you experience any of these symptoms while taking DOXASMA TABLET, please consult a doctor immediately.

No, you are recommended to smoke while taking DOXASMA TABLET as it may reduce the effectiveness of DOXASMA TABLET.

No, you are not recommended to stop taking DOXASMA TABLET without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take DOXASMA TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking DOXASMA TABLET, please consult your doctor.

No, DOXASMA TABLET does not relieve sudden asthma symptoms. Therefore, it is advised to carry a rescue inhaler always to treat sudden asthma symptoms.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

DOXASMA TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

No. 10, 2nd Cross, Maravaneri, Salem - 636007, Tamil Nadu.

DOXASMA TABLET

DOXASMA TABLET

MRP: 86.00

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