Doxophylline selectively inhibits phosphodiesterase 4 thereby relaxes bronchial smooth muscle. However, differently from Theophylline, Doxophylline appears to have decreased affinities toward adenosine A1 and A2 receptors, which may account for the better safety profile of the drug. Doxophylline is reported to inhibit platelet activating factor (PAF) and generation of leukotriene production.
Dosage & Administration
Children (above 6 years of age): The recommended dosage of Doxophylline is 6 mg/kg twice daily. The dose may be increased up to 18 mg/kg daily on the basis of clinical response.
Dosage Type: 6 mg/kg b.i.d
Weight of the Child: 10 kg > Dosage: 3 ml
Weight of the Child: 15 kg > Dosage: 4.5 ml
Weight of the Child: 20 kg > Dosage: 6 ml
Weight of the Child: 25 kg > Dosage: 7.5 ml
Weight of the Child: 30 kg > Dosage: 9 ml
Weight of the Child: 35 kg > Dosage: 10.5 ml
Weight of the Child: 40 kg > Dosage: 12 ml