Lontif 400mg Tablet MR

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Composition for Lontif 400mg Tablet MR

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₹4.56/Tablet MR
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Medicine Overview of Lontif Tablet MR

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Uses of Lontif Tablet MR

Lontif 400mg Tablet MR is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and asthma.
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Side effects of Lontif Tablet MR

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal upset, Restlessness.

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How to use Lontif Tablet MR

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. It is better to take Lontif 400mg Tablet MR with food.

How Lontif Tablet MR works

Lontif 400mg tablet mr works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Lontif Tablet MR

Expert advice for Lontif Tablet MR

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lontif 400mg Tablet MR
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Lontif 400mg Tablet MR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lontif 400mg Tablet MR 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
SAFE
Lontif 400mg Tablet MR is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Avoiding breastfeeding for 2-4 hours after Lontif 400mg Tablet MR can further decrease the exposure of medicine to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Lontif 400mg Tablet MR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Lontif 400mg Tablet MR is safe to use in patients with kidne
y disease. No dose adjustment of Lontif 400mg Tablet MR is recommended.
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Liver
CAUTION
Lontif 400mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lontif 400mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg/5ml Suspension, Azifine 200mg/5ml Suspension

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lontif 400mg Tablet MR

Frequently asked questions for Theophylline

Yes, Lontif 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.
Lontif 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.
Lontif 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.
No, Lontif is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.
Lontif is not an antibiotic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.
Lontif is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug and is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Lontif 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.
Lontif 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.
Lontif is not known to increase the blood pressure. However, if you experience any changes in your blood pressure while taking Lontif, consult your doctor.
Tachycardia (increase in heart rate) is a side effect associated with the use of Lontif in high doses. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while using the drug.
Lontif 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.
Lontif use may cause insomnia. If you experience any sleep disturbances while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Lontif 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.
Lontif 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.
Lontif 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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