Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should take this medication.
Blood concentrations: There is a large variation in blood concentrations achieved with different people who take the same dose of oxtriphylline. For some, this may lead to serious side effects. To make sure you are on the right dose of medication, your doctor may recommend that you have blood tests to measure the levels of the medication in your body.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: This medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children under 10 years of age. The risk of overdose is higher in children, so parents should follow their doctor's instructions carefully when giving the medication, and tell their doctor about all medications their child is taking.