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Description

What is Theo-Dur used for?

Theo-Dur is prescribed to treat symptoms of lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. It is often used in combination with other medication to relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing.

 

How does Theo-Dur work?

Theo-Dur is an oral medication containing the active ingredient called Theophylline. This medication belongs to a group of drugs known as bronchodilators. The Theophylline dosage in the medication works by relaxing the muscles in the bronchial tubes (air passages of the lungs). It also opens breathing passages and decreases the lung’s response to irritants.

Directions

Before taking Theo-Dur or the Theophylline generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Theophylline dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Theo-Dur dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medicationexactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.

Cautions

Theo-Dur or the Theophylline generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Theo-Dur. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to stomach/intestinal ulcer, seizures, thyroid disease, heart problems (such as heart failure, irregular heartbeat), liver disease, high blood pressure. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Theophylline.

Side Effects

Some common Theo-Dur side effects include:

Nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, headache, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, irritability, restlessness, nervousness, shaking, or increased urination

If any side effects of Theophylline become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.

FAQs

What is Theophylline?

Theophylline is a medication that is used to treat lung diseases. Asthma, COPD, Bronchitis and Emphysema are all conditions that can cause wheezing and shortness of breath. This medication is commonly used to prevent these symptoms. Theophylline is a medication that falls in line with the class of drugs known as Xanthenes. When taken, it generally works around the airways and helps them to open up a bit more, so that you may breathe more easily. It also decreases the lungs response to irritants. Remember if you having any immediate breathing problems, this is not the medication to use. Theo-Dur should not be used for any sudden breathing problems; it is a medication that must be taken regularly to be effective. This medication comes in three different strengths which are 100mg, 200mg, and 300mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.    

 

How long does it take for Theophylline to work?

After you have taken your dose, it generally takes about 30 minutes before you begin to feel this medication take effect. However, you should take this medication on a regular basis, simply because it then allows this medication to continue working within your system.

 

What is the elimination half-life of Theophylline?

The half-life for this medication can vary depending on your age; if you are a non smoker, it can take 8 hours or if you are a smoker, then the half-life is 5 hours. Depending on your medical condition it may also take longer as well. It is probably best to speak with your doctor to see how this medication will affect you.