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    Salbutamol/Albuterol + Theophylline

    Information about Salbutamol/Albuterol + Theophylline

    Salbutamol/albuterol + theophylline uses

    Salbutamol/Albuterol+Theophylline is used in the treatment of asthma.

    How salbutamol/albuterol + theophylline works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Salbutamol and theophylline. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. This makes breathing easier.

    Common side effects of salbutamol/albuterol + theophylline

    Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach upset, Restlessness, Tremor, Headache, Palpitations, Muscle cramp, Increased heart rate
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    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    28 Jan 2019 | 12:41 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Salbutamol/Albuterol + Theophylline

    • You have been prescribed Salbutamol/Albuterol + Theophylline for the treatment of asthma.
    • 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 get regular blood tests done to make sure that you are taking the right dose.
    • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium levels. Inform your doctor if you notice muscle twitching or weakness, or an irregular heartbeat.
    • Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

    Frequently asked questions for Salbutamol/Albuterol + Theophylline

    Salbutamol/Albuterol + Theophylline

    Q. Can I stop taking Salbutamol/Albuterol+Theophylline when my symptoms are relieved?

    No, do not stop taking Salbutamol/Albuterol+Theophylline. If you stop taking Salbutamol/Albuterol+Theophylline, your symptoms may come back and may lead to serious complications. Take your medicine as advised by your doctor.

    Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Salbutamol/Albuterol+Theophylline be more effective?

    No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended dosage does not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

    Q. Are there any foods which I should avoid while taking Salbutamol/Albuterol+Theophylline?

    Salbutamol/Albuterol+Theophylline contains theophylline. Avoid drinking or eating foods rich in caffeine like coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate. These food items may increase the side effects caused by theophylline.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Salbutamol/Albuterol+Theophylline?

    Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)