Users' questions

Is Theo 24 the same as theophylline?

Is Theo 24 the same as theophylline?

Theo-24 is the brand name for the 24-hour capsule form of theophylline. The capsule is brand name only, however, the 24-hour tablet form is available as a generic.

What are the side effects of Theo-Dur?

Side Effects Nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, headache, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, irritability, restlessness, nervousness, shaking, or increased urination may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

What is the drug theophylline used for?

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. It relaxes and opens air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.

How does Theo Dur help with bronchospasm?

Theo-Dur (Theophylline) Theophylline relaxes the smooth muscle of the bronchial airways and pulmonary blood vessels to relieve bronchospasm and increase flow rates and vital capacity.

When to use Theo-Dur in a clinical setting?

In clinical situations where immediate bronchodilatation is required, such as status asthmaticus, Theo-Dur is not suitable. Theophylline has a narrow therapeutic range; the margin of safety above therapeutic doses is small. In patients showing intolerance to theophylline, the therapy should be reassessed.

Is there a generic name for Theo Dur?

Generic Name: theophylline. Note: This document contains side effect information about theophylline. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Theo-Dur.

Can you eat Theo Dur sprinkles after taking theophylline?

Extended-release capsules (e.g., Theo-Dur Sprinkles) may be swallowed whole or opened and the contents mixed with soft food and swallowed without chewing. Theophylline controls symptoms of asthma and other lung diseases but does not cure them. Continue to take theophylline even if you feel well.