Theophylline is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.
Theophylline is pronounced as: thee-OFF-i-lin
Theophylline is a broncodilator
Theophylline is used to treat asthma, bronchitis and emphysema, Theophylline acts by relaxing muscles in the lungs and chest.
Take theophylline exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If do not understand these instructions ask your pharmacist, nurse or doctor to explain them to you.
Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer duration than recommended by your doctor.
Take theophylline with a full glass of water. If your stomach is upset take theophylline with food.
Do not break the sustained release tablet. Take it as whole.
Do not skip doses or stop taking theophylline without consulting your doctor.
If your condition is not becoming better inform your doctor.
Always remember to inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking any OTC drugs or prescription drugs like
Do not take theophylline
Children: Caution is advised for using theophylline in children.
Use theophylline as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses of theophylline at same time to cover up the missed dose.
In case of overdose of theophylline contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
The following are the side effects you may experience with theophylline
If you experience any of the following side affects stop the theophylline medication and consult your doctor immediately
Store theophylline at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.
Written by: Healthplus24 team
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