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NEW THEO-ASTHALIN 50 MG/0.5 MG SYRUP

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Composition FOR NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

Theophylline(50mg),Levosalbutamol(0.5mg)

food interaction for NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

alcohol interaction for NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

pregnancy interaction for NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

lactation interaction for NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
New theo-asthalin 50 mg/0.5 mg syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
New theo-asthalin 50 mg/0.5 mg syrup 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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

Theophylline(50mg)

Uses

Theophylline is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd) and asthma.

How it works

Theophylline works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal upset, Restlessness
Levosalbutamol(0.5mg)

Uses

Levosalbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd).

How it works

The Levosalbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Throat irritation, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Cough, Respiratory tract inflammation, Respiratory tract infection

SUBSTITUTES FOR NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

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Expert advice FOR NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

  • 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 NEW THEO-ASTHALIN

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.
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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 a diuretic?
No, theophylline is not a diuretic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthine and dilate the airway.
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. Is theophylline still used?
Theophylline is still used and available for use in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma when prescribed by a doctor.
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 have caffeine in it?
No, theophylline does not have caffeine in it. Both are different drugs belonging to the same class known as methylxanthines.
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.

Levosalbutamol

Q. Is Levosalbutamol steroid?
No. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta agonists. It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the airways, opens them and thereby eases breathing in patients who have reversible obstructive airway disease like asthma, or some cases of chronic bronchitis
Q. What is Levosalbutamol syrup?
Levosalbutamol syrup is available for oral use to prevent and treat breathlessness in patients of asthma or chronic bronchitis. It contains 1 mg of Levosalbutamol per 5 ml of syrup.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)