Generic Name(s): Dyphylline/Guaifenesin
Drug Class: Xanthenes
Treats: Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, wheezing
Bi-Filin G medication contains two drugs namely dyphylline and guaifenesin. Dyphylline belongs to a class of drugs known as xanthenes. It decreases the lungs response to irritants and improves breathing by opening the air passages. Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps to thin and loosen mucus in the lungs making it easier to cough out the mucus.
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Bi-Filin G Uses
Bi-Filin G is used for preventing and treating troubled breathing and wheezing. Bi-Filin G achieves this by opening the air passage and decreasing the lungs response to irritation due to lung diseases like asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. During sudden attacks of breathing problems, this medication cannot be used because it takes time to be effective. For this medication to work effectively, this medication has to be taken regularly and as prescribed. An overdose of this medication could cause very serious side effects. When taking Bi-Filin G, you should avoid large amounts of caffeine (coffee and tea) or chocolate. Below you will find the uses of Bi-Filin G.
- Difficulty breathing
Bi-Filin G Dosage
Dosage of Bi-Filin G depends on the individual and the condition being treated. Bi-Filin G is taken by mouth. It is usually taken every 6 to 8 hours or as directed by the doctor. The medication is also known for causing stomach upset hence advisable to take it with food. If the medication is in liquid form then you should use special measuring spoon so as to avoid taking the wrong amount (under dose or overdose). This medication is administered depending on the medical condition of the patient or how the patient responds to treatment. In case of a sudden attack of breathing problem, you should use your quick-relief inhaler as instructed by the doctor.
- Take Bi-Filin G dosage as prescribed by your doctor.
Bi-Filin G Side Effects
All medications, including Bi-Filin G, have side effects. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, you should contact your doctor or medical professional as soon as possible. Mild side effects should dissipate with time and do not require medical attention. Below you will find a list of side effects of Bi-Filin G. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
- Stomach pains
- Pounding heartbeat
- Trouble sleeping
- Increased urination
- Rashes and swelling
- Trouble breathing
- Severe dizziness
- Seizure (should be reported immediately to the doctor)
- Throwing up blood
- Abnormal low blood pressure
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble sleeping
- Easily annoyed
- Redness on the face and neck
Bi-Filin G Interactions
Your doctor must be aware of the possible drug interactions so as to be able to prescribe a dosage for the Bi-Filin G medication. You should not change your medication without the doctor"s knowledge. Some drugs should not be taken together at all, while others will simply have to have their dosages changed. Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking to be sure that no interactions will occur. Some of the medications that interact with Bi-Filin G are listed below. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.
- Xanthine derivatives
- Dipyridamole injectable