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Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) belongs to the class of medications called bronchodilators. It relaxes muscles in the airways, which opens them so that air may move more easily in and out of the lungs.
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Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) belongs to the class of medications called bronchodilators. It relaxes muscles in the airways, which opens them so that air may move more easily in and out of the lungs. It may also increase the strength of the muscles used for breathing.
Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) is used to treat the symptoms of breathing difficulties associated with conditions such as Asthma, emphysema, and chronic Bronchitis.
Your doctor may have suggested Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Choledyl (Oxtriphylline), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) if their doctor has not prescribed it.
Adults: The dose is based on response to the medication and blood levels. The usual starting dose is 10 mL four times daily.
Children (10 years of age and older): The dose is based on response to the medication and blood levels. The usual starting dose is 5 to 10 mL given every 6 to 8 hours.
Use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Choledyl (Oxtriphylline). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Choledyl (Oxtriphylline). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Signs of overdose:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Choledyl (Oxtriphylline).
Choledyl® Elixir is no longer being manufactured for sale in Canada. For brands that may still be available, search under Choledyl (Oxtriphylline). This article is being kept available for reference purposes only. If you are using Choledyl (Oxtriphylline), speak with your doctor or pharmacist for information about your treatment options.
Do not use Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) if you:
There may be an interaction between Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Choledyl (Oxtriphylline). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Choledyl (Oxtriphylline).
Blood concentrations: There is a large variation in blood concentrations achieved with different people who take the same dose of Choledyl (Oxtriphylline). To make sure you are on the right dose of medication, your doctor may recommend that you have blood tests to measure the levels of the medication in your body.
Pregnancy: Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Choledyl (Oxtriphylline), contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Choledyl (Oxtriphylline), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using Choledyl (Oxtriphylline) have not been established for children under 10 years of age. The risk of overdose is higher in children, so parents should follow their doctor's instructions carefully when giving the medication, and tell their doctor about all medications their child is taking.
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