Rotacaps must not be swallowed. For directions before use, please check the label. Place the capsule at the base of rotahaler, not in the mouthpiece. Twist the mouthpiece completely until your hear a click and breathe in deeply through the mouthpiece. Hold your breath for up to 10 seconds. If some powder remains in the rotahaler repeat the process.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Theophylline, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Theophylline is to be taken with food.
Salbutamol / Albuterol is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles in the airways & respiratory tract to make the condition better. This helps in making the breathing easier.
Theophylline is a bronchodilator. Bronchodilators dilate the bronchi and bronchioles and makes breathing easier by widening & relaxing the muscles of the airways.
Q. Is Salbutamol / Albuterol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler?
Salbutamol / Albuterol also available as Albuterol, Ventolin & Asthalin) is used for the treatment of breathing disorders, chest tightness, and for coughing due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease & asthma. Salbutamol / Albuterol is a beta receptor agonist and used as a rescue inhaler for asthma. It is neither a steroid nor an antibiotic. This drug doesn't cause addiction.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol need prescription?
Salbutamol / Albuterol is not a OTC product and is availble only by doctor's prescription.
Q. Is Salbutamol / Albuterol safe/ safe for babies?
Salbutamol / Albuterol is safe to use if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain?
Drowsiness or weight gain is not observed with Salbutamol / Albuterol. However, it may cause, high blood pressure, increased heart rate and lightheadedness. Do inform your doctor if you notice any of such side effects.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol relieve symptoms of coughing, wheezing, and breathlessness?
Salbutamol / Albuterol is very effective in treating acute symptoms of wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing.
Q. Is Theophylline a phosphodiesterase inhibitor?
Theophylline is a phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor. Theophylline mainly inhibits phosphodiesterase III and to a lesser extent phosphodiesterase IV enzymes. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways which opens the airways and makes breathing easier.
Q. Is Theophylline available?
Theophylline is available. It is used for the treatment of diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a prescription drug and should be used as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline dangerous?
Theophylline is a relatively safe drug if used as advised by your physician. An overdose can cause stomach pains and make you feel sick. It can cause fast or irregular heartbeat, make you feel very restless or cause fits. It should always be taken as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Theophylline a steroid?
Theophyllinebelongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway. It is not a steroid.
Q. Is Theophylline an antibiotic?
Theophyllinebelongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilate the airway. It is not an antibiotic.
Q. Is Theophylline a controlled drug?
Theophylline is a prescription drug and is available only when prescribed by your doctor. It is not a controlled drug.
Q. Is Theophylline being discontinued?
Theophylline is available in the market for the treatment of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma when prescribed by a doctor. It is not being discontinued.
Q. Is Theophylline a stimulant?
yes, Theophylline has stimulant effects on the central nervous system (can cause nervousness, excitation, agitation, insomnia, tremors, and, seizures or fits) and on the heart muscle (tachycardia, palpitations, arrhythmia) in very high doses. Consult your doctor if you have these problems as it could be due to an overdose.
Q. Does Theophylline raise blood pressure?
Theophylline does not increase the blood pressure. However, consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your blood pressure while taking Theophylline.
Q. Does Theophylline cause tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
The use of Theophylline in high doses is associated with tachycardia (increase in heart rate) as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while using the drug.
Q. Does Theophylline cause weight loss or weight gain?
use of Theophylline is not associated with weight loss or weight gain. However, consult your doctor if you notice any changes in weight while taking the drug as it could be due to other underlying conditions.
Q. Does Theophylline cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Use of Theophylline may cause insomnia. consult your doctor if you experience any sleep disturbances while using the drug
Q. Does Theophylline cause constipation?
Theophylline does not cause constipation. However, its use has been associated with diarrhea. Consult your doctor if you experience any change in your bowel habits.
Q. Does Theophylline need to be tapered?
No,Theophylline dose need not be tapered. As, Theophylline therapy can be ended without tapering the drug. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose, timings, and duration of the medicine.
Q. Does Theophylline cause hair loss?
Use of Theophylline is not associated with hair loss. However, consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while using the drug.