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Composition for AZOFEN T

Theophylline(200 mg),Ketotifen(1 mg)

food interaction for AZOFEN T

alcohol interaction for AZOFEN T

pregnancy interaction for AZOFEN T

lactation interaction for AZOFEN T

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Azofen t 200 mg/1 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Azofen t 200 mg/1 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Theophylline(200 mg)


Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a group of lung diseases that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). It is also used to treat temporary interruption of breathing (apnea) in newborns.

How it works

Theophylline belongs to a class of drugs called xanthines. It works in the airways by relaxing muscles, opening air passages to improve breathing, and decreasing the lungs response to irritants.

Common side effects

Convulsion, Headache, Altered heart rate, Insomnia, Irritation, Restlessness, Skin rash, Stomach pain, Stomach upset, Tachycardia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Ketotifen(1 mg)


Ketotifen is used to treat allergic rhinitis (running nose), allergic conjunctivitis (irritation and redness in the membrane covering the eye), red itchy eyes due to allergies like hay fever (allergic inflammation of mucus membranes of the eyes and nose causing running nose and watery eyes) and to minimize the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.

How it works

Ketotifen is an anti-allergic drug that belongs to a class of medication called mast cell stabilizers. It works by inhibiting the release of allergy-causing chemicals called histamines in body by mast cells.

Common side effects

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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Expert advice for AZOFEN T

  • Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
  • If you develop a fever/flu-like symptoms while taking this medication, tell your doctor promptly. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Drinking or eating foods high in caffeine, like coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate, may increase the side effects caused by theophylline. Avoid large amounts of these substances while you are taking theophylline.
  • Do not take theophylline if you are allergic to theophylline, similar medicines (eg, aminophylline), or xanthines (eg, caffeine).
  • Consult your doctor before taking theophylline if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Consult your doctor  before taking theophylline if you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Frequently asked questions for AZOFEN T


Q. Is theophylline a steroid/ corticosteroid/ phosphodiesterase inhibitor/ stimulant/ antibiotic/ beta agonist/ bronchodilator/ used for COPD?
Theophylline (also available as Unicontin) is a xanthine derivative and a nonselective phosphodiesterase inhibitor. It is a stimulant; not an antibiotic or beta agonist. Theophylline is a bronchodilator and used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases.
Q. Does theophylline cause weight gain/ raise blood pressure/ weight loss/ insomnia/ tachycardia/ constipation/ hair loss?
Theophylline may cause increased heart rate, irregular heartbeat, insomnia. However, it is unlikely to cause weight gain, weight loss or hair loss. If any of the above side effects occur while taking theophylline, check with your doctor immediately.
Q. Does theophylline need to weaned/ tapered?
No. Theophylline need not be weaned or tapered.


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 06 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)