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What causes drowsiness while on Deriphyllin?

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Dr. Raju A.T

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Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: my mother aged 80 was taking deriphyllin tablet for the past one week at night .today i gave her this tablet in the morning now she is feeling low bp 99/49 drowsiness etc what should i do please help
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Water and salt

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

Need not worry, a single dose of deriphyllin at wrong time does not cause any problems.

The low Bp can be a side effect and it occurs due to increased urination caused by the medication. This can be treated by giving her ample amount of water with salt in it (pinch of salt to 500ml water ). This will bring her Bp to normal.

Let her have a nap if she feels sleepy. Sleep disturbance is most expected side effect with deriphyllin when on for more than 5 to 6 days. Its not related to the morning dosing. The sleep cycle will return to normal once the medication is stopped

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