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Drug information on Theophylline (Theophylline) from Intra Labs India Pvt. Ltd.

Theophylline

  Tablet  
Intra Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Theophylline
 48.00
100mg
10 Tablets

Drug Name : Theophylline

Theophylline(Aquaphyllin) generic Theophylline 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.
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Other Trade Names for Theophylline

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Theophylline may be prescribed


Side effects of Theophylline

   Serious effects : Death.

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting, headache, and sleeplessness.

   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, diarrhea and blood vomiting.

   Metabolic : Decrease in blood potassium level and increase in sugar.

   Heart : Fast heart rate and low blood pressure/shock.

   Central Nervous System : Nervousness, tremors, disorientation and seizures.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The recommended dose is 400 or 600 mg once a day in the morning or evening.

How to use Theophylline?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth with or without food.

When is Theophylline not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Theophylline

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, ulcers, heart disease, overactive thyroid, high blood pressure, liver disease, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Avoid taking large amount of caffeinated beverages.

• It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Theophylline

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Theophylline

Store it at room temperature and away from excess moisture.



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