Theophylline 400 mg

Unicontin E 400mg Tablet 10'S
Asthma/COPD Rx required
MRP ₹ 237.00
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Uses of Theophylline

Theophylline is used to treat asthma and other long-term breathing problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis. It can also be used to treat heart failure.

Therapeutic Category

Theophylline: Bronchodilators

How Theophylline works

Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the smooth muscle of the airways tract and the blood vessels supplying the lungs. This causes widening of the airway tract, which enhances airflow through the airways and the lungs. Additionally, it can also block the release of certain chemicals in the airways that causes airway inflammation.

Common side effects of Theophylline

  • nausea, vomiting
  • headache, dizziness
  • stomach pain, diarrhea, heartburn, or upset stomach
  • trouble in sleeping, agitation, anxiety or shaking
  • 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:

  • in case of accidental overdosage
  • if you experience sudden wheeziness, difficulties in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching especially those covering your whole body

Health Tips for Theophylline

  • Avoid smoking and nicotine as they can interfere with the metabolism of Theophylline, leading to fluctuations in blood levels
  • Limit caffeine intake from beverages and other sources as it can increase the risk of Theophylline-related side effects, such as increased heart rate and nervousness
  • Avoid alcohol consumption while on Theophylline as it may interact with the medication and increase the risk of side effects
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep to complement the effects of Theophylline
  • Avoid taking excessive doses of Theophylline as high levels of this medication in the blood can lead to toxicity. To prevent this, follow your doctor’s prescribed dosage