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Dilor

Generic Name: dyphylline (DYE-fi-lin)
Brand Name: Examples include Dilor and Lufyllin

Dilor is used for:

Relieving breathing problems caused by bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema.

Dilor is a bronchodilator. It works by widening the air passages and making it easier to breathe.

Do NOT use Dilor if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Dilor or to other xanthines (eg, theophylline)
  • you are taking intravenous (IV) dipyridamole or halothane

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Dilor:

Some medical conditions may interact with Dilor. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have severe heart disease or heart damage, high blood pressure, epilepsy, kidney disease, thyroid problems, or ulcers

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Dilor. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol) because the effectiveness of Dilor may be decreased
  • Ephedrine, halothane, mexiletine, probenecid, sympathomimetics (eg, albuterol), tacrine, xanthines (eg, theophylline), or zileuton because side effects and toxic effects of Dilor may be increased
  • Adenosine, IV dipyridamole, lithium, or nondepolarizing muscle relaxants (eg, pancuronium) because the effectiveness of these medicines may be decreased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Dilor may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Dilor:

Use Dilor as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Dilor may be taken with or without food. Taking it after eating may help to decrease stomach upset.
  • If you miss a dose of Dilor, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Dilor.

Important safety information:

  • Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Avoid large amounts of caffeine-containing foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, cocoa, cola drinks, and chocolate.
  • Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Dilor.
  • Dilor may interfere with certain lab tests. Make sure your doctor and lab personnel know that you are taking Dilor.
  • Use Dilor with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Dilor during pregnancy. Dilor is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Dilor, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Dilor:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Headache; nausea; upset stomach.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in the urine; bloody vomit; diarrhea; dizziness; excitability; fast breathing; fast/irregular heartbeat; flushing; increased thirst or urination; irritability; muscle twitching; pounding in the chest; restlessness; seizures; stomach pain; trouble sleeping; vomiting.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include agitation; chest pain; dehydration; excessive sweating; excessive thirst; fever or chills; irregular heartbeat; loss of appetite; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe vomiting.

Proper storage of Dilor:

Store Dilor at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Dilor out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Dilor, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Dilor is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Dilor or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Dilor. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Dilor. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Dilor.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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