Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet

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Composition for Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Asthma prevention, Allergic eye disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
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₹1.14/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet

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Uses of Theophylline

Theophylline is used in the treatment of asthma prevention and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
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Side effects of Theophylline

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal upset, Restlessness.

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How to use Theophylline

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Take this medicine 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. You can take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
Avoid Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet works

Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.
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Uses of Ketotifen

Ketotifen is used to prevent allergic eye disease and asthma.
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Side effects of Ketotifen

Common

Increased sensitivity to light, Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Itching, Blurred vision, Headache, Tingling sensation in eye, Burning sensation in eye, Dry eye, Eye discharge, Eye pain, Eyelid disorder, Increased production of tears, Influenza like symptoms, Running nose, Sore throat.

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How to use Ketotifen

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Take this medicine 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. You can take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
Avoid Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet works

The Ketotifen works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that may cause inflammation, spasm of muscles of the airways and other symptoms of asthma and allergies.

In Depth Information on Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Theophylline

  • It is better to take Theophylline in the evening around 7-8 pm for protection against asthma symptoms throughout the night.
  • Theophylline will not work for sudden wheezing or asthma attacks once they start. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • Not as effective as steroid inhalers for asthma.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with the kidney, liver or heart disease, or have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Taking Theophylline can reduce the requirement of steroids by 50%.

Expert advice for Ketotifen

  • Remove soft lenses from your eyes before instilling ketotifen eye drop and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting lenses.
  • Keep a gap of at least 5 min before applying some other medicinal product.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machineries as Ketotifen may cause blurred vision or drowsiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while on ketotifen treatment as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines for depression or allergy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during l
actation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

During the first few days of treatment with Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet the patient’s reactions may be impaired and he/she should, therefore, exercise care when driving a vehicle or operating machinery.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Azofen
T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in p
atients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Theophylline

Q. Is Theophylline a phosphodiesterase inhibitor?
Yes, Theophylline is a phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor. It mainly inhibits phosphodiesterase III and to a lesser extent phosphodiesterase IV enzymes. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways which opens the airways and makes breathing easier.
Q. Is Theophylline available?
Theophylline is available for use in the treatment of diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it is a prescription drug and should be used as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline dangerous?
Theophylline is a relatively safe drug if used as advised by your doctor. It is not devoid of side effects, especially if an overdose has been taken. An overdose can cause stomach pains and make you feel sick. It can cause fast or irregular heartbeat, make you feel very restless or cause fits. It should always be taken as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline a steroid?
No, Theophylline is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.
Q. Is Theophylline an antibiotic?
Theophylline is not an antibiotic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.
Q. Is Theophylline a controlled drug?
Theophylline is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug and is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline being discontinued?
Theophylline is not being discontinued. It is available in the market for the treatment of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline a stimulant?
Theophylline has stimulant effects on the central nervous system (can cause nervousness, excitation, agitation, insomnia, tremors, and, seizures or fits) and on the heart muscle (tachycardia, palpitations, arrhythmia) in very high doses. Talk to your doctor if have these problems as it could be due to an overdose.
Q. Does Theophylline raise blood pressure?
Theophylline is not known to increase the blood pressure. However, if you experience any changes in your blood pressure while taking Theophylline, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Theophylline cause tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
Tachycardia (increase in heart rate) is a side effect associated with the use of Theophylline in high doses. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while using the drug.
Q. Does Theophylline cause weight loss or weight gain?
Theophylline use is not associated with weight loss or weight gain. However, consult your doctor if you notice any changes in weight while taking the drug as it could be due to other underlying conditions.
Q. Does Theophylline cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Theophylline use may cause insomnia. If you experience any sleep disturbances while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Theophylline cause constipation?
Theophylline is not known to cause constipation. However, its use has been associated with diarrhea. Consult your doctor if you experience any change in your bowel habits.
Q. Does Theophylline need to be tapered?
Theophylline dose need not be tapered. Therapy can be ended without tapering the drug. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose, timings, and duration of the medicine.
Q. Does Theophylline cause hair loss?
Theophylline use is not associated with hair loss. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Ketotifen

Q. Is Ketotifen available over the counter?
Ketotifen eye drops are available over the counter. Ketotifen tablets and syrups are available only with doctor's prescription
Q. Is Ketotifen legal?
Ketotifen is legal and available worldwide in many countries
Q. Is Ketotifen a steroid?
Ketotifen is not a steroid
Q. Is ketotifen an antihistamine?
It is an antihistaminic drug
Q. Is Ketotifen addictive?
Ketotifen is not addictive
Q. Is Ketotifen safe?
Ketotifen is safe if taken as prescribed. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
Q. Does Ketotifen cause weight gain, make you sleepy, or drowsy?
Ketotifen can cause weight gain, can make you sleepy and drowsy
Q. How long does Ketotifen take to work?
Ketotifen oral (tablet or syrup) takes about 2-4 hours to work and lasts up to 22 hours
Q. How long does Ketotifen last?
Generally Ketotifen eye drop takes 15 min to work and lasts up to 5-8 hours.
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