Salbutamol 2 mg+Theophylline 100 mg

Please note, before you can choose the low cost generic option, please ask your doctor to add the generic drug to your prescription.

Uses of Salbutamol+Theophylline

The combination of Salbutamol+Theophylline is used to manage signs and symptoms of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, bronchospasm, emphysema (shortness of breath) and other forms of breathing difficulties.

Therapeutic Category

Salbutamol: Bronchodilators

Theophylline: Xanthine derivatives

How Salbutamol+Theophylline works

Salbutamol+Theophylline relaxes the smooth muscles of the airways and widens them. It also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the airways (such as mast cells) that cause inflammation and swelling. As a result, it reduces airway inflammation, prevents the airways from becoming narrow and allows the air to pass through more freely which makes breathing easier.

Common side effects of Salbutamol+Theophylline

  • nausea, vomiting
  • headache, dizziness
  • stomach pain, diarrhea, heartburn or upset stomach
  • muscle cramps
  • tremors (feeling shaky)
  • trouble in sleeping, agitation, anxiety or shaking
  • fast or abnormal heartbeat
  • difficulty in passing urine (especially in men) or passing excessive urine
  • increased blood uric acid levels (painful, swollen joints)
  • fits
  • skin rash or itchy skin

When to consult your doctor

Consult your doctor if you experience:

  • chest pain, jaw or shoulder accompanied with shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting
  • clammy skin, wheezing, difficulty in breathing when lying flat
  • irregular heartbeat
  • signs of low blood potassium levels (such as fatigue, muscle spasms)
  • signs of high lactic acid levels in the body (such as weakness, rapid breathing and stomach pain)


Health Tips for Salbutamol+Theophylline

  • Take Salbutamol+Theophylline as advised by your physician. Strictly follow the dosing schedule as instructed by your physician
  • Do not stop taking Salbutamol+Theophylline once your symptoms subside without consulting your doctor, as it may make your symptoms reappear once again
  • Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol during treatment with Salbutamol+Theophylline, as it may change the way this medicine works
  • Before taking Salbutamol+Theophylline, inform your doctor if you have any heart, lung, kidney, or liver problems, diabetes, overactive thyroid functions, stomach ulcers, porphyria, epilepsy, or any viral infection
  • Consult your doctor before taking Salbutamol+Theophylline if you are pregnant or breastfeeding