FAQs ABOUT DOXIFLO M TABLET
Q: How DOXIFLO M TABLET works?
A: DOXIFLO M TABLET is a bronchodilator with anti-inflammatory properties. It blocks the release of certain chemicals (such as phosphodiesterase, leukotrienes) in the respiratory tract that triggers airway inflammation, swelling and narrowing. As a result, it widens the airways and reduces airway inflammation. This allows the air to pass through more freely through the airways which makes breathing easier.
Q: What is the use of DOXIFLO M TABLET?
A: DOXIFLO M TABLET is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It can also be used to reduce airway inflammation (such as bronchitis), apnea (lack of breathing), seasonal allergic rhinitis (nasal congestion, repeated sneezing, nasal itching or a red, watery and itchy eyes) and other respiratory diseases associated with bronchospasm (tightening of airways).
Q: Can I take DOXIFLO M TABLET daily?
A: DOXIFLO M TABLET is generally prescribed as two/three doses per day. However, your doctor will decide the number of doses per day depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: Is DOXIFLO M TABLET effective?
A: Yes. DOXIFLO M TABLET effectively controls the symptoms of asthma, COPD and other breathing problems, by relaxing the smooth muscles of the airways. As a result, it widens the airways, allows the air to pass through more freely and makes breathing easier
Q: What will happen if I consume a high dose of DOXIFLO M TABLET than prescribed by my doctor?
A: Do not consume a higher dose of DOXIFLO M TABLET than the one prescribed by your doctor, as it may lead to unwanted side effects. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you, depending on your age and disease condition. If the prescribed dose, is not working for you, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Is DOXIFLO M TABLET safe?
A: DOXIFLO M TABLET is considered safe at doses prescribed by the physician. However, it may cause few side effects such as nausea, vomiting, upper stomach pain, headache, irritability, upper respiratory tract infections, lack of sleep, skin rash and fast heartbeat or breathing in some individuals. Contact your doctor if they bother you.
Q: What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of DOXIFLO M TABLET?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of DOXIFLO M TABLET, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of DOXIFLO M TABLET to compensate the missed dose.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of DOXIFLO M TABLET be more effective?
A: No. Do not take a higher dose of DOXIFLO M TABLET than prescribed by your doctor, as it could lead to toxicity. Always consume the dose prescribed by your doctor. If you feel that the prescribed dose is not working for you, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: I’m pregnant. Can I take DOXIFLO M TABLET?
A: DOXIFLO M TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will prescribe you with DOXIFLO M TABLET after evaluating the risks and benefits of the therapy.
Q: Can DOXIFLO M TABLET be used in children?
A: There is no adequate information regarding the use of DOXIFLO M TABLET in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Q: Can I stop using DOXIFLO M TABLET once my symptoms subside?
A: No. Continue to use DOXIFLO M TABLET as long as your doctor prescribes it to you. Do not stop using this medicine or reduce the dose suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may make it less effective.
Q: Can DOXIFLO M TABLET be used on an asthma attack?
A: No. DOXIFLO M TABLET is only used to prevent or manage the symptoms of asthma. If your asthma or breathing gets worse suddenly, contact your doctor immediately or go to the hospital straight away to avoid further exacerbation of the attack. Meanwhile use a fast-acting rescue inhaler for treating your condition.
Q: How to take DOXIFLO M TABLET?
A: Take DOXIFLO M TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Q: What are the side effects of taking DOXIFLO M TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking DOXIFLO M TABLET are nausea, vomiting, upper stomach pain, headache, irritability, upper respiratory tract infections lack of sleep, skin rash and fast heartbeat or breathing. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.