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Composition for TEDRAL

Ephedrine(48 mg),Theophylline(198 mg)

food interaction for TEDRAL

alcohol interaction for TEDRAL

pregnancy interaction for TEDRAL

lactation interaction for TEDRAL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Tedral sa 48 mg/198 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Tedral sa 48 mg/198 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.
Tedral sa 48 mg/198 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ephedrine(48 mg)


Ephedrine is used to treat conditions such as asthma wherein patient may experience difficulty in breathing due to constriction of air passages (bronchospasms) and as nasal decongestants. It may also be used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) caused during spinal or epidural anesthesia. It is indicated as a central nervous system stimulant in narcolepsy (extreme tendency to fall asleep in relaxing surroundings) and depressive states. It is also used in myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness).

How it works

Ephedrine belongs to a class of medications called sympathomimetic agents. It acts by relaxing the air passages and constricting the blood vessels in the nose for relieving nasal congestion and heart for increasing the blood pressure. It also act on brain, which accounts for its use in narcolepsy.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Altered heart rate, Anxiety, Blood circulation disorder, Decreased blood pressure, Dehydration, Insomnia, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Headache, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Tachycardia, Tremor
Theophylline(198 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


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Expert advice for TEDRAL

  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from diabetes (high blood sugar levels), angle-closure glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems) and difficulty passing urine or kidney impairment.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience skin rashes or bleeding from the stomach or intestine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to ephedrine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are suffering from heart condition (ischemic heart disease), hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperthyroidism and prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate gland).
  • Children below 1 year should not consume this drug.

Frequently asked questions for TEDRAL


Q. Is ephedrine dangerous/safe?
Ephedrine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is ephedrine illegal/ controlled substance?
Ephedrine is legal. Ephedrine is not currently classified as a controlled substance.  
Q. Is ephedrine a stimulant?
Yes, ephedrine is a stimulant. 
Q. Does ephedrine raise blood pressure?
Yes, ephedrine may increase blood pressure. It is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) caused during spinal or epidural anesthesia.
Q. Does ephedrine cause hair loss/ drowsiness/ constipation/ acne/ weight loss?
No, ephedrine is not known to cause hair loss, drowsiness, constipation, acne or weight loss. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q. Does ephedrine burn muscle/help lose weight?
Ephedrine is known to cause weight loss. However, it is not widely used as a treatment for weight loss. 


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)