|US Brand Name||Theo Asthalin SR|
Theo Asthalin Forte
Salbutamol and Theophylline combination is an effective medicine that provides symptomatic relief and prevents Asthma, chronic bronchitis and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It prevents the asthma attack for asthma sufferers and decreases the inflammation in the lungs by releasing the chemicals that opens up the constricted tubes.
Theophylline is a xanthine derivative that has an ability to relax the muscles and aids smooth breathing process. It is a preventive medicine and is not effective when asthma attack has already begun. It is available in the form of oral tablet dosage form.
Understating the ailments it is used for:
Salbutamol and Theophylline combination is used in prevention of Asthma attack, COPD and chronic bronchitis.
Understanding the drug Salbutamol and Theophylline:
How it works?
Salbutamol and Theophylline combination is an active ingredient and has a relaxing effect on the constricted bronchioles.
It is a short acting beta receptor agonist and exerts bronchodilator effects. It stimulates the beta 2 receptors and relaxes the smooth muscles of all airways from the trachea to the terminal bronchioles. Along with this, it also stops the production of inflammatory cell mediators that causes constriction. It also increases self clearing mechanism of bronchi. This ingredient helps in relaxing the constricted bronchioles and facilitates the smooth breathing.
It inhibits the type III and type IV phosphodiesterase enzyme responsible for the breakdown of cyclic AMP in smooth muscle bronchial and pulmonary blood muscle cells. It relaxes the constricted bronchioles. It activates the histone deacetylase enzyme and prevents transcription of inflammatory genes. This way, it has both anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator properties.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Salbutamol and Theophylline if you:
- Are allergic to Salbutamol and Theophylline
- Have cardiovascular abnormalities
- Are suffering from cystic fibrosis or pulmonary edema
- You are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
- Have epilepsy
- Are suffering from depression
- Are suffering from hyperthyroidism
- Have hepatic impairment
- Have peptic ulcer disease
- Have diabetes
- Suffer from paradoxical breathing (sudden narrowing of airways)
How much to take?
The dose intake is prescribed by the Doctor depending upon the severity and demand of the disease condition. Always follow doctor’s instructions.
What are the strengths available?
Salbutamol and Theophylline drugs are available in two strength combination:
- Theo asthalin tablets – 2 mg + 100 mg
- Theo asthalin tablets – 4 mg + 100 mg
Who is the manufacturer?
Theo asthalin tablets are manufactured by Cipla pharmaceuticals limited, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our website in the pack of 30,60 and 90 tablets.
How to take?
They are meant to be taken orally as per prescription. Always consult before taking the drug.
When to take?
Take the medicine as prescribed by the Doctor. Try to take the dose at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose. In case of any confusion, always consult with your doctor
For how long should it be taken?
Do not stop taking the drug or change the dose without consulting your Doctor. Keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, talk to Doctor or Poisons information centre for advice. Take medical help as soon as possible.
What if you miss the dose?
Consult your Doctor if you miss the Dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine has some side effects; Salbutamol and Theophylline combination has some mild and severe side effects also. It is not necessary that you will experience all of them. Some common side effects are listed below:
- Muscle cramps
- Fever, pale skin, rashes
- Nose bleeding
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. You doctor will provide you the list of drugs to be avoided while taking Salbutamol and Theophylline. Some of the drugs which interact with Salbutamol and Theophylline are as follows:
- Atenolol and other beta blockers
- Sympathomimetic drugs
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of sight and reach of the children
- Don’t use the expired drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
- It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, so be cautious while driving
- Avoid alcohol consumption