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Composition for BRONKASMA

Theophylline(NA)

food interaction for BRONKASMA

alcohol interaction for BRONKASMA

pregnancy interaction for BRONKASMA

lactation interaction for BRONKASMA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Bronkasma tablet with food.
Bronkasma tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Bronkasma 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Bronkasma tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for BRONKASMA

Theophylline(NA)

Uses

Bronkasma tablet is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma.

How it works

Bronkasma tablet 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

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Expert advice for BRONKASMA

  • 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 BRONKASMA

Theophylline

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)