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Theopin 400mg Tablet CR

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Theopin 400mg Tablet CR 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.

Theopin 400mg Tablet CR can be taken with the food in evening. But take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit.  The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.  You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Do not miss even a single dose, if in any case, you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember or better to skip the missed dose and continue with regular dosing. It does not work immediately or prevent the already started breathing trouble , hence always carry your medical inhaler with you for an emergency.

The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, headache, nausea, and stomach upset. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, it is advised not to consume alcohol or do not smoke while on treatment. You must avoid high caffeinated products like coffee, tea, and dark chocolates as it enhances drug side effects.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease or if you have heart-related problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before starting the treatment. 

 

Side effects of Theopin Tablet CR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Theopin

  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness

How to use Theopin Tablet CR

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. Theopin 400mg Tablet CR is to be taken with food.

How Theopin Tablet CR works

Theopin 400mg Tablet CR 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 Theopin 400mg Tablet CR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Theopin 400mg Tablet CR 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
Theopin 400mg Tablet CR 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 Theopin 400mg Tablet CR can further decrease the exposure of medicine to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Theopin 400mg Tablet CR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Theopin 400mg Tablet CR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Theopin 400mg Tablet CR is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Theopin 400mg Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Theopin 400mg Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Theopin 400mg Tablet CR 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Xanthines Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
Old cough at morning last 15 years
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
can be bronchial asthma or COPD consult chest physician
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Theopin 400mg Tablet CR work?

Theopin 400mg Tablet CR 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 Theopin 400mg Tablet CR?

While on Theopin 400mg Tablet CR you should avoid foods rich in caffeine like tea, cocoa, coffee, and chocolate. These foods can increase side effects associated with Theopin 400mg Tablet CR. In addition to that, you should avoid alcohol and tobacco while on Theopin 400mg Tablet CR. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure or have any concerns regarding food restriction.

Q. How should Theopin 400mg Tablet CR 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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