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THEOPHYLLINE 23MG+ ETOPHYLLIN 77MG TABLET

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Composition for THEOPHYLLINE 23MG+ ETOPHYLLIN 77MG

Theophylline(23 mg),Etophylline(77 mg)

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Theophylline 23mg+ etophyllin 77mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Theophylline 23mg+ etophyllin 77mg 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
Theophylline 23mg+ etophyllin 77mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for THEOPHYLLINE 23MG+ ETOPHYLLIN 77MG

Theophylline(23 mg)

Uses

Theophylline is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma.

How it works

Theophylline 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
Etophylline(77 mg)

Uses

Etophylline is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Restlessness, Nervousness, Frequent urge to urinate, Allergic reaction, Flushing, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Headache, Insomnia, Irritation, Loss of appetite, Tremor

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Expert advice for THEOPHYLLINE 23MG+ ETOPHYLLIN 77MG

  • 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 THEOPHYLLINE 23MG+ ETOPHYLLIN 77MG

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 23 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)