Theo-24 Cr is an oral medication used to cause dilation of the bronchial tubes by relaxing bronchial muscle. It is a potent bronchodilator effective against chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as asthma, pulmonary emphysema, and bronchitis. Theophylline is similar to caffeine and helps to relax bronchial smooth muscle; it promotes heart muscle contractility and efficiency; it modifies the force/speed of muscles contraction, increases heart rate, blood pressure, and renal blood flow.
Take this medication exactly as your doctor has prescribed it. You must carefully follow all directions. Avoid exceeding your dose or taking the medication longer than it was advised. This medication is not chewed, crushed or broken while taking, so you must swallow it whole with a full glass of water or milk. The recommended dose for adults covers one 150-milligram pills taken every 12 hours. Maximally tolerated dosage is 600 milligrams taken per day. Children from 6 to 16 years age use this medication provided the proper dosage is carefully calculated regarding the child's body weight.
Notify all doctors, dentists and pharmacists you visit that you are taking this medication. In case you are about to start taking new medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are already taking Theo-24 Cr. This medication is prescribed cautiously in case your anamnesis includes diabetes, thyrotoxicosis (overactivity of the thyroid gland), hypertension or liver diseases. Do not consume alcohol as it may cause interaction and avoid smoking while you are taking this product as it accelerates the elimination of the Theo-24 Cr from the body. Do not use this medication in case you are pregnant (plan to be pregnant) or breastfeeding a child. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids, meals, food supplements and other medications you are allowed to take. Do not use this medication after the expiration date.
This medication is contraindicated in patients having displayed an allergic reaction to any ingredient of the product. Avoid taking Theo-24 Cr in case you are taking medications aimed to treat heartburn and peptic ulcers (cimetidine) or anticonvulsants used in epilepsy treatment (carbamazepine).
Possible side effect
Severe side effects may include migraines, sleeping disorder (insomnia), restlessness, emesis, tremors, palpitations, epileptic attack (seizure), acrimony and frequent urination. Less severe side effects include nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, vertigo, somnolency. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may occur in some patients and there may be some side effects not known yet. In case you have experienced any side effect not listed above, immediately notify your doctor or local poison centre.
This medication is able to interact with a class of anticonvulsants, mood-stabilizing medications (carbamazepine) used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder; antidepressants that act as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (fluvoxamine); sympatholic beta-blockers (propranolol) that treat hypertension, panic and anxiety; broad-spectrum medicines with antibacterial properties, fungicides, parasiticides (tiabendazole, enoxacin); a class of macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin); a class of bacterial antibiotics of the rifamycin group (rifampicin); histamine H2-receptor antagonists that inhibit the production of acid in the stomach (cimetidine); St. John’s wort.
In case you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see it is near the time for the next dose, skip taking the missed dose. Never increase the recommended dose. You can take the prescribed dose next day at the time you are used to take it on a regular basis.
Symptoms of overdose include epileptic attack, restlessness, emesis, tremors, palpitations, insomnia. Epileptic fit caused by theophylline overdose may also result in lethal outcome, so immediately contact your local poison center, notify your doctor or pharmacist if you suspect you have used too much of the medication.
Store this product away from sunlight, heat and moisture at room temperature between 59-77 C (or 15-25 F). Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep this product out of the reach of children and pets.
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