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Theofil 400 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Theofil Capsule

Theofil 400 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.

Theofil Capsule side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Restlessness

How to use Theofil Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Theofil 400 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Theofil Capsule works

Theofil 400 mg Capsule is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

Theofil Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Theofil 400 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Theofil 400 mg Capsule 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Theofil 400 mg Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoiding breastfeeding for 2-4 hours after Theofil 400 mg Capsule can further decrease the exposure of medicine to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Theofil 400 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Theofil 400 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Theofil 400 mg Capsule is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Theofil 400 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Theofil 400 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Theofil 400 mg Capsule 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Theofil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clopinorm
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Alovir, Acvirax, Avir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zosert
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Flotin, Serodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Theofil

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I am suffering from asthma. Any treatment here for fix this problem.Please give me remedy for asthma.thanx
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My Father have allergic asthma from last 1 year. He examined many doctors but not recovered. Due to alergy he did not take rest in night please give your valuable suggestion and treatment
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
is he on regular medications/inhalers. get spirometry done and if he has been prescribed inhalers ask him to continue those
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FAQs

Q. Is Theofil a phosphodiesterase inhibitor?

Yes, Theofil 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 Theofil available?

Theofil 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 Theofil dangerous?

Theofil 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.

Q. Is Theofil a steroid?

No, Theofil is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.

Q. Is Theofil an antibiotic?

Theofil is not an antibiotic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway.

Q. Is Theofil a controlled drug?

Theofil is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug and is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Is Theofil being discontinued?

Theofil 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 Theofil a stimulant?

Theofil 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. Does Theofil raise blood pressure?

Theofil is not known to increase the blood pressure. However, if you experience any changes in your blood pressure while taking Theofil, consult your doctor.

Q. Does Theofil cause tachycardia (increased heart rate)?

Tachycardia (increase in heart rate) is a side effect associated with the use of Theofil in high doses. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while using the drug.

Q. Does Theofil cause weight loss or weight gain?

Theofil 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 Theofil cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?

Theofil use may cause insomnia. If you experience any sleep disturbances while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. Does Theofil cause constipation?

Theofil 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 Theofil need to be tapered?

Theofil 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 Theofil cause hair loss?

Theofil use is not associated with hair loss. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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