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THEODAY 400 MG TABLET

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Composition for THEODAY

Theophylline(400 mg)

food interaction for THEODAY

alcohol interaction for THEODAY

pregnancy interaction for THEODAY

lactation interaction for THEODAY

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Theoday 400 mg tablet with food.
Theoday 400 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Theoday 400 mg 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
Theoday 400 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for THEODAY

Theophylline(400 mg)

Uses

Theoday 400 mg tablet is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma.

How it works

Theoday 400 mg tablet 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

SUBSTITUTES for THEODAY

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  • UNICONTIN E 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Modi Mundi Pharma Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 12.45/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 124.50
    pay 356% more per tablet
  • UNICONTIN E 400 MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Modi Mundi Pharma Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 12.55/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 376.50
    pay 360% more per tablet
  • OD PHYLLIN 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 0.75/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 7.50
    save 73% more per tablet
  • THEORESP PLUS 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Life Medicare & Biotech Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 5.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 55
    pay 101% more per tablet
  • ONIMAR 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Emcee Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 4.58/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 45.81
    pay 68% more per tablet

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Expert advice for THEODAY

  • 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 THEODAY

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 27 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)