1 What is Dilor-200?

Brand: Dilor-200, Dilor-400, Dylix, Lufyllin, Lufyllin-400 , Protophylline Alcohol and Sugar Free

Generic: Dyphylline

Dilor-200 is used to treat and/or prevent the symptoms of bronchial spasm, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It works by opening the bronchial tubes (air passages in the lungs) and increasing the flow of air.

This medication is only available with your doctor’s prescription. This medication is available in the following forms:

  • Tablet
  • Elixir

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Dilor-200, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. This is a decision that you and your doctor will make together.

For this medication, there are many things that need to be considered:

Allergies: Inform your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other medications. It is also important to inform your doctor of any non-medicine allergies such as foods, dyes, preservatives or animals.

Pediatric: Use of another bronchodilator is preferred.

Geriatric: Use of another bronchodilator is preferred.

Pregnancy: This medication is listed as Pregnancy Category C. This means that animal studies have shown an adverse effect and no studies have been performed on pregnant women OR there are no adequate studies on pregnant animals and pregnant women.

Breastfeeding: There are no up-to-date studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication while breastfeeding. Weigh the potential risks with the benefits before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions: Certain medications should not be used together. However, in certain cases, two medications may be used together, even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change your dose or take other precautions.

When taking this medication, it is important that you inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications listed below. The following interactions were selected on the basis of potential significance and are not all-inclusive. Using this medication with any of the following is not recommended.

Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication, or change some of the other medications you take:

  • Riociguat

Using this medication with any of the following medication is not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases.

Your doctor may make the decision not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medications you take:

  • Adenosine
  • Regadenoson

Other Interactions: Certain medications should not be used while eating, or while eating certain foods in the case of negative interactions. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medications may also cause negative interactions. Talk with your doctor about the use of your medication with food, alcohol or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems: Pre-existing medical problems may affect the use of this medication.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Heart or blood vessel disease
  • Stomach ulcer or other stomach problems - May makes these conditions worse.
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease - The effects of this medication may be increased.

3 Proper Usage

To use Dilor-200 properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. This medication works best when there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep the amount constant, this medication must be taken at regularly spaced times, as instructed by your doctor. Do not miss any doses.

This medication works best when taken with a glass of water on an empty stomach (30-60 minutes before meals or 2 hours after meals). In some cases, your doctor may want you to take this medication with meals or right after meals to lessen any stomach upset.

Dosing: Different patients will be given a different dose of this medication based on the strength of the medication. The number of doses you take each day, the time between doses and the length of time you take this medication depends on the reason you are taking this medication.

The following information only includes the average dose of this medication. If your dose is different, do not change it without first speaking to your doctor.

  • Adults - Dose is based on body weight. The normal dose is 15mg per kilogram of body weight up to 4 times per day.
  • Dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed dose: If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not double dose.

Storage: Store this medication in a closed container at room temperature. Keep it away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze.

Keep our of the reach of children. Do not keep expired medication or medication you no longer need. Ask your doctor how to dispose of any medication you do not use

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Dilor-200, there are some precautions you must take. Your doctor will check your progress at regular visits, especially during the first few weeks of treatment.

Tell the doctor in charge that you are taking this medication before any kind of surgery that requires general anaesthesia.

5 Potential Side Effects

Make sure you meet with your doctor in using Dilor-200 to avoid unwanted potential side effects. Some side effects that may occur do not normally need medical attention. These may leave as your body becomes accustomed to treatment.

Ask your doctor about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Ask your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.