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Deriphyllin Injection 2ml
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Deriphyllin Injection 2ml is used to treat asthma, acute severe bronchospasm and chronic bronchospasm. It helps relieve one from wheezing, emphesema and other respiratory problems. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.



The active ingredients of Deriphyllin injection 2ml are Etofylline 84.7mg and Theophylline 25.3mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Etofylline is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Theophylline is used as a bronchodilator which helps by relaxing the muscles in chest, lungs and reduces the sensitivity in the lungs to allergens and other sources of bronchospasm.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking the Deriphyllin injection 2ml:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Deriphyllin injection 2ml such as Etofylline and Theophylline
  • Caution:
  • PUD active
  • Seizure disorder
  • Arrhythmias
  • Pulmonary edema, acute
  • Cor pulmonale
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Febrile
  • Sepsis with multi -organ failure
  • Shock
  • Smoking habit changes
  • Neonates in infants
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Deriphyllin injection 2ml. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor
  • Diuresis, transient

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Seizures
  • Arrhythmias
  • Hypotension
  • Shock
  • Exfoliative dermatitis
How to Use

How to Use

This medication is usually administered through parenteral route in a clinic or a hospital setting under the supervision of nurse or a physician.

If self administered, take the Deriphyllin injection 2ml at the prescribed dose and time.

Sterilize the area before taking the shot with an antiseptic swab. Pull the need cap out and take the liquid from the vial/ampoule through the syringe.

Spread the skin at the site of injection using your hand. Slowly dart the needle into the site where the shot needs to be given at a 30-degree angle.

Ensure the needle is appropriately placed in the blood vessel and slowly pull back the plunger. Now, inject the solution slowly into the spot and once done, quickly remove the needle. To finish, press gently at the site with an alcohol swab.


Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Tachycardia
  • Fever
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Occasional vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Agitated maniacal behaviour
  • Extreme thirst
  • Tinnitus
  • Palpitations
  • Arrhythmias
  • Delirium
  • Muscle twitching
  • Severe dehyration
  • Albuminuria
  • Emesis of coffee ground material
  • Hyperthemia
  • Profuse Diaphoresis
  • Seizures results in death
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Deriphylline injection 2ml only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:


Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended to consult your doctor before injecting the injection .


Do not use the medicine if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant because safety during pregnancy is unknown. However, consider taking the injection only if suggested by a health-care professional.


Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother because safety during lactation is not yet established.


Increased renal clearance with alcohol.


Decreased absorption of drug with food.

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised when used with other medication. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medication which you start or stop.

  • Keep the Deriphyllin Injection 2ml out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store at 20-250C away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
  • Do not accept the ampoule/vial if any liquid discoloration or any particles are floating in it.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category N: No information available.

Drug Composition information
What is Theophylline for:

This medication is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. It works by relaxing the muscle around the airways in the lungs.

How does Theophylline work:

Theophylline calms lung muscles. It protects the airways from irritants. It makes the diaphragm stronger.

How should Theophylline be used:

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth with or without food. The recommended dose is 400 or 600 mg once a day in the morning or evening.

Common side effects of Theophylline :

Nervous and excitable. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Theophylline :

If you have an allergy to theophylline or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very nervous and excitable. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Peak flow measurement low. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Theophylline with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol. Avoid taking large amount of caffeinated beverages. It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

How do I store Theophylline :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations

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