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Introduction into Lanophyllin Elixir
Brand Name(s): Accubron Syrup, Aquaphyllin Syrup, Asmalix Elixir, Elixomin Elixir, Elixophyllin Elixir, Lanophyllin Elixir, Slo-Phyllin Syrup, Theoclear-80 Syrup, Theolair Solution, Theostat-80 Syrup
Generic Name Theophylline Oral Solution, Syrup, or Suspension
What are theophylline oral solution, syrup or suspension?
THEOPHYLLINE (Theolair™) is a bronchodilator, or medicine that helps to make breathing easier. It relaxes the bronchial airways, improving the flow of air through the lungs. Theophylline helps to reduce coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing in patients with chronic (long-term) lung disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema. Theophylline occurs naturally in teas and is chemically similar to caffeine or theobromine (found in cocoa). Generic theophylline oral solution is available.
What should my health care professional know before I take theophylline?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I take this medicine?
Take theophylline oral solution, syrup or suspension by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one; household spoons are not always accurate. Take your doses at regular intervals; try to take doses at the same time each day. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. There should be at least 2 to 3 hours between your doses. Do not take double or extra doses.
What drug(s) may interact with theophylline?
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from taking theophylline?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What should I watch for while taking theophylline?
Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your prescriber or health care professional may schedule regular blood tests, especially at first, to check how much theophylline is in your blood. There are many different brands of theophylline. Do not change your brand without checking with the prescriber or health care professional. Different brands may act differently in your body.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds and allergies. Some non-prescription medicines contain ingredients that can interact with theophylline. Also check with your prescriber or health care professional if you get diarrhea. This can mean that you are having too much theophylline.
Watch your diet while you are taking theophylline. Drinks with caffeine (like coffee, tea or cola) and food containing theobromine (like chocolate), can increase possible side effects to theophylline. Also charcoal-broiled food can stop theophylline from working properly.
If you smoke tobacco or marijuana you may affect the level of theophylline in your body. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for help to give up smoking.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking theophylline.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 °C (59 and 86 °F); do not freeze. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)