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Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup

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Introduction of Theophylline

Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of asthma. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.

It is taken by mouth with or without food. But, its advisable to take it at the same time each day. In case you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor. Before taking this medicine inform doctor if you are suffering from any kidney, liver or heart disease. Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood potassium levels. Inform your doctor if you notice muscle twitching or weakness, or an irregular heartbeat.

It may cause nausea and headache as its side effects.

Introduction of Levosalbutamol

Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of asthma. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.


Side effects of Theophylline

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Theo Levolin

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Upset stomach

Side effects of Levosalbutamol

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Theo Levolin

  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Pain
  • Asthma
  • Pharyngitis

How Theophylline works

Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

How Levosalbutamol works

Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Theo Levolin Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Theo Levolin 50 mg/5 mg Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

Theophylline

  • You have been prescribed Theophylline for prevention and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor potassium level and the level of this medicine in your body.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver or heart disease, or if you have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Levosalbutamol

  • Levosalbutamol is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness.
  • The inhalers are called 'reliever' inhalers as they give you quick relief from breathing problems.
  • Always keep the inhaler upright during loading of the dose and administration steps.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • If you need to use Levosalbutamol more than 3 times a week, it could be a sign that your breathing problem is not well controlled. Talk to your doctor about it.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases or if you experience heart racing, headache, or chest pain.

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Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

Patient concerns

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Is theo asthalin syrup safe in all kids having asthma?My daughter is allergic to chocolate and gets wheezing when ever she eats them
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Safe if prescribed by registered medical practitioner
Breathing problem and all asthmatic drug are not responding Like deriphllyin and Theo asthalin and doxavent tablets
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
Inhalers should be used
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FAQs

Theophylline

Q. How quickly does Theophylline work?

Theophylline starts acting quickly and you may notice improvement in symptoms within about half an hour of taking it. However, the medicine may take a little longer about 4-8 hours to show full effect. Consult your doctor if there is no considerable improvement in your symptoms.

Q. What foods to avoid while taking Theophylline?

While on Theophylline you should avoid foods rich in caffeine like tea, cocoa, coffee, and chocolate. These foods can increase side effects associated with Theophylline. In addition to that, you should avoid alcohol and tobacco while on Theophylline. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure or have any concerns regarding food restriction.

Q. How should Theophylline be taken?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is prescribed to be taken twice a day. Take the tablets with a full glass of water at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Do not crush or chew the tablets. The capsules can be taken whole or opened and the contents mixed with soft food and swallowed without chewing.

Q. Is Theophylline a steroid?

No, Theophylline is not a steroid. It is a methylxanthine drug which relaxes smooth muscles around the airways of the lungs. It belongs to bronchodilator group of medicines. It relaxes the air passages in the lungs making it easier to breathe.

Q. Does Theophylline cause tachycardia?

Yes, Theophylline may cause increased or rapid heart rate (tachycardia). It may also cause irregular heart beat, palpitations, and low blood pressure. Immediately contact the doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. It is important to inform your doctor if you are a heart patient, as regular check on heart rate and blood pressure may be advised.

Q. Is Theophylline a stimulant?

Yes, Theophylline is a central nervous system stimulant. During treatment with Theophylline, the patient may experience headache, irritability, and sleeplessness, or inability to fall asleep (insomnia), lightheadedness, and dizziness. Discuss with your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.
Levosalbutamol

Q. How does Levosalbutamol work?

Levosalbutamol works by widening the air passages in your lungs so that air can flow into your lungs more freely. For people with asthma, Levosalbutamol helps to relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, particularly at night.

Q. How should I take Levosalbutamol?

Levosalbutamol should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Levosalbutamol can be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day to reduce the chances of a missed dose. However, it is advisable to take Levosalbutamol just before bedtime with a glass of water.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Levosalbutamol?

If you forget a dose of Levosalbutamol, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose on the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. What would happen if I take higher than the recommended dose of Levosalbutamol?

Taking a higher than the recommended dose of Levosalbutamol may cause seizures, chest pain, nervousness, headache, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness and lack of energy. High doses of Levosalbutamol may also cause fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat, uncontrollable shaking of any part of the body and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In any such case, seek immediate medical attention.

Q. Is Levosalbutamol better than Albuterol?

Both Levosalbutamol and Albuterol belong to the same class of medicines. and are used for quick relief in symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. Levosalbutamol contains the active form of Albuterol known as R-albuterol. On the other hand, Albuterol contains a mixture of equal amounts of R-albuterol (active form) and S-albuterol (inactive form of Albuterol). Levosalbutamol, being the active form may have lesser side effects when compared to the inactive form.

Q. Is it safe to take Levosalbutamol if I have heart disease?

Yes, it is considered safe, but its use depends on the severity of your heart problem. If you experience chest pain or any other symptom of worsening heart disease while taking Levosalbutamol, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Being a diabetic, what should I remember while taking Levosalbutamol?

Levosalbutamol may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, your doctor may adjust your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines. Keep a regular check on your blood glucose levels and do not miss any dose. Consult your doctor if you experience a sudden rise in blood sugar levels.

Q. I have started using Levosalbutamol and I am experiencing headaches and shakiness. Is this because of Levosalbutamol and will these go away?

Yes, it could be due to Levosalbutamol. Feeling shaky is a common side effect of Levosalbutamol which usually goes away after some time. For headaches, drink plenty of water, get sufficient rest and avoid alcohol. Usually, headaches go away after a week. If they persist for a long time, contact your doctor.

Q. Can I smoke if I have been prescribed Levosalbutamol?

No, you should not smoke while taking Levosalbutamol. Smoking irritates the lungs. The medicine may make breathing more difficult, especially in patients who have asthma. Take advice from your doctor if you are finding it hard to avoid smoking.

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