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Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of asthma. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening them and making it easier to breathe.

It is advisable to take Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet at the same time each day. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine without talking to the doctor. Before you start taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney, liver, or heart disease.

This medicine may cause nausea and headache as its side effects. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Uses of Azofen T Tablet

Azofen T Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Restlessness

How to use Azofen T Tablet

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 Tablet works

Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Theophylline and Ketotifen. Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. Ketotifen is a mast cell stabilizer which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that may cause inflammation (swelling), spasm of muscles of the airways and other symptoms of asthma and allergies.

Azofen T Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
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.
Liver
CAUTION
Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azofen T 200 mg/1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Azofen T

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Radiometer abl 800 report ph 7.2 to 7.3 pco2 varies from 70 to 75. Other parameters normal . Patient has history of asthma. Doctor has suggested for Bipap machine on s/t mode. Pl suggest what to do.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
high Pco2 is indcative of resppiratory fafilure due to underlying condition. Bipap is essential to prevent further deterioration which can require ventilator support if not managed
Head ache is regularly and lazy body feel and asthma problem also it big conditions so please suggest me about this all t
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
what's ur sugar level and thyroid status
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References
  1. Theophylline. Milton Road Cambridge: Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; 1979 [revised 15 Mar. 2017]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ketotifen. Duluth, Georgia: Novartis Company; [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Theophylline. Potters Bar Hertfordshire: Mylan Products Ltd.; 1980 [revised Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Ketotifen. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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