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THEORESP 400 MG TABLET

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Composition for THEORESP

Theophylline(400 mg)

food interaction for THEORESP

alcohol interaction for THEORESP

pregnancy interaction for THEORESP

lactation interaction for THEORESP

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

SALT INFORMATION for THEORESP

Theophylline(400 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Theoresp 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 THEORESP

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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 183% 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 185% 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 83% 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 25% more per tablet
  • ONIMAR 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Emcee Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 4.58/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 45.81
    pay 4% more per tablet

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Expert advice for THEORESP

  • 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 THEORESP

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 11 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)