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    Montelukast + Theophylline

    Information about Montelukast + Theophylline

    Montelukast + theophylline uses

    Montelukast+Theophylline is used in the treatment of asthma.

    How montelukast + theophylline works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and theophylline which prevent future attacks of asthma. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist which blocks the action of leukotriene, a chemical messenger. This reduces inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies. Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways.

    Common side effects of montelukast + theophylline

    Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach upset, Headache, Restlessness, Flu-like symptoms
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    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    03 Dec 2018 | 03:34 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Montelukast + Theophylline

    • You have been prescribed Montelukast + Theophylline for prevention and treatment of asthma.
    • It is relatively safe, with very few side effects.
    • Take it at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
    • Do not use it to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing. 
    • Notify your doctor if you smoke or have an viral infection. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
    • Do not stop using it without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.


    Content on this page was last updated on 03 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)