Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL

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Drug Strength: 150 mg/5 mL
Drug Form : Syrup
Pack Size : 60 ml
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Theophylline syrup contains Theophylline, Oral | belongs to Xanthine

SKU: pg_22581_31303 Category:

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    How it works

    Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL

    • Increased/Irregular heart rate severe
    • Convulsions (seizures) severe
    • Allergic skin reaction severe
    • Stomach discomfort and pain
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Sleeplessness
    • Swelling of ankles or feet rare
    • Yellowing of skin and eyes severe
    • Increased urination frequency
    • Twitching and unusual movement of muscles
    • Elevated liver enzymes rare

    Uses of Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Asthma

      This medicine is used for the prevention and treatment of symptoms associated with chronic asthma. Symptoms may include wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty in breathing.

    • Other lung diseases causing bronchospasms

      This medicine is also used to treat airway blockage associated with other disease of the lungs like chronic bronchitis, emphysema etc.

    • Neonatal apnea

      This medicine is used to treat a condition where a premature baby stops breathing for 15-20 seconds during their sleep. The heat rate of the baby drops significantly during this time interval.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the form of medicine consumed.

    • Duration of Effect

      The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to variations based on the form of medicine consumed.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks associated. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding unless necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks associated with use before taking this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL or any other medicine belonging to the Xanthine derivative group.

    • Porphyria

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have this rare genetic disorder of the blood.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks associated. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding unless necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks associated with use before taking this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Other diseases

      Report the instance of any disease of the heart and blood vessels, brain, thyroid glands etc to the doctor before receiving this medicine. This medicine should be used with caution and any disease worsening symptom should be reported to the doctor immediately.

    • Other medicines

      This medicine is known to interact with a large number of other medicines. Report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplement to the doctor.

    • Smoking

      This medicine tends to be less effective if you smoke or consume tobacco products. Avoid or limit the uptake of tobacco products while taking this medicine.

    • Caffeine

      Consumption of caffeine while taking this medicine may cause certain side effects to appear. Avoid or limit the uptake of caffeine or caffeine products while taking this medicine.

    • Fever

      This medicine should be used with caution if you have a high fever (febrile) with a headache, chills, and joint pain. Report any such instance to the doctor while taking this medicine.

    • Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL toxicity

      Use of high doses of this medicine has been associated with toxicity due to an accumulation of the medicine in the body after long term use. It is advised to measure the serum levels and withhold the dose of this medicine if toxicity symptoms are developed.

    • Use in the elderly

      This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly as the risk of adverse effects are significantly higher.

    • Severe acute episode of asthma

      It is advised to take an alternate and fast-acting medicine to treat an attack of asthma that has already set in.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

    • Overdose

      Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL is suspected. The overdose may occur due to excessive uptake at one time or exposure to high doses over a long period of time. Symptoms of overdose may include fever, nausea and occasional vomiting, lack of sleep, agitation etc. An overdose of this medicine can cause severe seizures and even death.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Carbamazepine moderate
    • Fluvoxamine severe
    • Lithium moderate
    • Phenytoin moderate
    • Propranolol severe
    • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
    • Cimetidine moderate
    • Ciprofloxacin severe
    • Azithromycin moderate
    • Riociguat severe
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      This medicine should be administered with caution in patients with active peptic ulcer disease. As the risk of worsening of symptoms is very high, your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an impairment of kidney functions. Appropriate dose adjustments and intensive monitoring may be required if the impairment is moderate to severe.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from seizure disorders. Appropriate medicine to control seizure should be given before starting the treatment with this medicine.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in a patient suffering from a heart rhythm disorder. Suitable clinical investigations should be performed to determine the safe and effective use of this medicine.

    Food interactions
    • Avoid or limit the uptake of caffeine while taking this medicine. Report any incidence of an adverse effect to the doctor on priority. Avoid consumption of tobacco and marijuana while taking this medicine. The risk of adverse effects is high even with secondhand smoking.

    Lab interactions

    General Instructions

    Take Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL as instructed by the doctor. You should adhere to any dose changes instituted by the doctor over the course of treatment. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than prescribed. Do not use this medicine for an attack of asthma that has already set in.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • May cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    what are the adverse effects of Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL?

    Tachycardia, arrhythmias, palpitations, convulsions, GI upset, headache, insomnia, CNS stimulation, hypotension.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL?

    Adults: 175 mg-350 mg twice daily. Children: Under 2 yr, not recommended. 2-6 yr, 60-120 mg; 6-12 yr, 125-250 mg. Both twice daily.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Theophylline syrup 150 mg/5 mL 60 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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