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Theofil 400mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Theofil 400mg Capsule is used to treat and prevent symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which flow of air to the lung is blocked). 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 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.

Side effects of Theofil Capsule

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. Do not chew, crush or break it. Theofil 400mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Theofil Capsule works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Theofil 400mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Theofil 400mg Capsule 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Theofil 400mg Capsule 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.
Avoiding breastfeeding for 2-4 hours after Theofil 400mg Capsule can further decrease the exposure of medicine to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Theofil 400mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Theofil 400mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Theofil 400mg Capsule is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Theofil 400mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Theofil 400mg 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

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Theofil 400mg 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
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Patient Concerns

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I am 26 years old, with asthma/copd since i was 3 years old,from last 3 years I am taking Seroflo 250 Rotocap everyday with asthalin inhaler (SOS). But now i have developed GERD/Acid Reflux from last 2 years with high ige level(350) for which i m taking nexium everyday. So my Question is Can SEROFLO or ROTOCAP capsule can cause GERD symptoms? as i don't want to take nexium for a very long time and have also tried various types of diets no fat, gluten free. but nothing worked.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Sir i will suggest u to kindly consult gastroentrologist
I am heart patient as well as having creatinine 1.47 for asthma management taking budamate rotacap 400 twin twice plus AB Phyllin 100 twice but due to ABPhyllin having trouble of urine retention pl suggest how to coop this problem or alternative medicine
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Diabetes Specialist
Change to Tab unitcontin 400mg 1OD for 15 days
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Theofil work?

Theofil 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 Theofil?

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

Q. How should Theofil 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.

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