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theophylline

This medication is used for the treatment of asthma and COPD (long breathing and poor airflow)

 

Contradications

This medication is contraindicated in patients with overactive thyroid gland, a condition with low thyroid hormone levels, diabetes, alcoholism, high blood pressure, a heart attack,. Angina, a type of chest pain, chronic heart failure, fluid in the lungs, an ulcer from too much stomach acid, acute inflammation of the liver, liver problems, seizures, fever for many days, a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock, third trimester of pregnancy, tobacco smoking, stop smoking, multiple organ failure, and an abnormally fast heartbeat

Side effects

The patients taking this medication may experience nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, headache, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, irritability, restlessness, nervousness, shaking, or increased urination

Expert Advice

Indication:

This medication is used for the treatment of asthma and COPD (long breathing and poor airflow)

Contraindication:

This medication is contraindicated in patients with overactive thyroid gland, a condition with low thyroid hormone levels, diabetes, alcoholism, high blood pressure, a heart attack,. Angina, a type of chest pain, chronic heart failure, fluid in the lungs, an ulcer from too much stomach acid, acute inflammation of the liver, liver problems, seizures, fever for many days, a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock, third trimester of pregnancy, tobacco smoking, stop smoking, multiple organ failure, and an abnormally fast heartbeat

 

Side effects:

The patients taking this medication may experience nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, headache, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, irritability, restlessness, nervousness, shaking, or increased urination

Precautions:

The patients taking this medication must be cautious in cases of stomach/intestinal ulcer, seizures, thyroid disease, heart problems (such as heart failure, irregular heartbeat), liver disease, high blood pressure.

Pregnancy:

No definite data available regarding pregnancy. Consult your healthcare provider for further details

Lactation:

The effect of this medication is undetermined in nursing females. Consult your healthcare provider for further details

FAQs

What is the right time to take this medicine?

Make sure to take it the same time every day, preferably in the evening after your meal.

Does it work right away?

No, it does not. It takes a few hours before it starts showing its effect.

Is it chewable?

No, it is not. It is supposed to be taken with water in one go.

What food item should we avoid while using this medication?

You are advised to refrain the usage of caffeine, tobacco, chocolate, and cocoa; this will avoid side effects from aggravating.

Medicines containing theophylline

Quibron T/SR 300mg

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 100

Rs.64.2

Respro SR 300mg

By Searle

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.25.35