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Composition FOR THEO PA

Theophylline(300 mg)

food interaction for THEO PA

alcohol interaction for THEO PA

pregnancy interaction for THEO PA

lactation interaction for THEO PA

medicine interaction for THEO PA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Theo pa 300mg tablet with food.
Theo pa 300mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Theo pa 300mg 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
Theo pa 300mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR THEO PA

Theophylline(300 mg)

Uses

Theo pa 300mg tablet is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma

How it works

Theo pa 300mg tablet works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Convulsion, Headache, Altered heart rate, Insomnia, Irritation, Restlessness, Skin rash, Stomach pain, Stomach upset, Tachycardia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES FOR THEO PA

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    Rs. 1.11/tablet
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  • PHYLOBID 300MG TABLET
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    Wockhardt Ltd
    Rs. 1.90/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 19
    pay 153% more per tablet
  • UNIRESP 300 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Algen Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 3.77/tablet
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    Rs. 37.67
    pay 402% more per tablet

Expert advice FOR THEO PA

  • 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 THEO PA

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 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)