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UNICONTIN-E 400MG TABLET

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Composition FOR UNICONTIN-E

Theophylline(400mg)

food interaction for UNICONTIN-E

alcohol interaction for UNICONTIN-E

pregnancy interaction for UNICONTIN-E

lactation interaction for UNICONTIN-E

medicine interaction for UNICONTIN-E

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

SALT INFORMATION FOR UNICONTIN-E

Theophylline(400mg)

Uses

Unicontin-e 400mg tablet is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma

How it works

Unicontin-e 400mg tablet works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Convulsion, Headache, Altered heart rate, Insomnia, Irritation, Restlessness, Skin rash, Stomach pain, Stomach upset, Tachycardia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

COMMON DOSAGE FOR UNICONTIN-E 400MG TABLET

Patients taking UNICONTIN-E 400MG TABLET

  • 85%
    Once A Day
  • 13%
    Twice A Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A week
  • 1%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR UNICONTIN-E

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    Rs. 0.75/tablet
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    (10 tablets in strip)
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    Rs. 5.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 55
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  • ONIMAR 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
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    Rs. 4.58/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 45.81
    save 66% more per tablet
  • UNIRESP 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Algen Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 5.81/tablet
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    Rs. 58.10
    save 57% more per tablet
  • THEODAY 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 2.73/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 27.31
    save 80% more per tablet

Expert advice FOR UNICONTIN-E

  • 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 UNICONTIN-E

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.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT UNICONTIN-E 400MG TABLET

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
64%
Not effective
29%
Can't say
7%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

Yes
58%
No
42%

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)