GENERIC NAME: DYPHYLLINE - ORAL (DYE-fi-lin)
BRAND NAME(S): Dilor, Lufyllin
USES: This medication is used to treat and prevent wheezing and trouble breathing caused by ongoing lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis). Dyphylline belongs to a class of drugs known as xanthines. It works in the airways by relaxing muscles, opening air passages to improve breathing, and decreasing the lungs' response to irritants. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. If this medication upsets your stomach, you may take it with food.If you are taking a liquid form, use a medication-measuring device to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Do not use a household spoon.If you are taking a tablet scored with a line, you may break it before swallowing.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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