Theophylline, Anhydrous Oral Solution 80Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Theophylline, Anhydrous: Oral solution (80mg)

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What is this Medicine?

THEOPHYLLINE (the OFF i lin) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Elixophyllin: Oral solution (80mg)
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Theophylline 80mg/15ml Solution

NDC: 548380556
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Status Asthmaticus, Neonatal Apnea, Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Bronchospasm Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Theophylline 80mg/15ml Solution

Reported Side Effects for Theophylline 80mg/15ml Solution

Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Theophylline 80mg/15ml Solution

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Theophylline 80mg/15ml Solution(Theophylline, Anhydrous)
Tobacco and Theophylline(Theophylline, Anhydrous)
Tobacco smoke contains substances that may speed the removal of Theophylline or Aminophylline from the body; if you start smoking, the Theophylline or Aminophylline may become less effective. Just the opposite occurs when someone stops smoking tobacco; if you stop smoking this may increase the amount of Theophylline or Aminophylline in the blood. Side effects from Theophylline, Aminophylline may get worse. Too much Theophylline or Aminophylline can cause nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness, and occasionally other effects like rapid heartbeat, tremor, or seizures. Notify your prescriber if any of these effects occur. Your prescriber may need to closely monitor the blood level of Theophylline whenever a change in tobacco smoking occurs, so inform your prescriber if you are a smoker or if you are going to stop smoking.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Theophylline 80mg/15ml Solution(Theophylline, Anhydrous)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Theophylline(Theophylline, Anhydrous)
Side effects from Theophylline may get worse if you take too much Caffeine. Side effects may include nausea, irritability, nervousness, rapid heart-beat, tremors, or difficulty sleeping. Limit Caffeine intake while taking Theophylline. Common foods and beverages containing caffeine include coffee, teas, colas and chocolate. Many non-prescription drugs and diet aids may also contain caffeine. Discuss any new or worsening side effects with your health care provider.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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