Slo-Theo

Slo-Theo

theophylline

Manufacturer:

Ethypharm Industries

Distributor:

Primal
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Theophylline
Indications/Uses
Continuous symptomatic treatment of persistent asthma & of other forms of COPD.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Initially 5-8 mg/kg/day. Usual effective dose: 7-12 mg/kg/day. Max: 800 mg/day. Childn 9-16 yr Initially 10-12 mg/kg/day. Usual effective dose: 10-16 mg/kg/day. Childn 30 mth to 8 yr Initially 10-14 mg/kg/day. Usual effective dose: 13-20 mg/kg/day. All to be given in 2 divided doses.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Childn <30 mth. Asthmatic attacks, acute intermittent porphyria; concomitant use w/ troleandomycin or enoxacine & erythromycin or viloxazine. Lactation.
Special Precautions
Acute heart failure, coronary insufficiency, obesity, hyperthyroidism, impaired liver function, history of epilepsy. Young childn. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, headache, excitation, insomnia, tachycardia.
Drug Interactions
Cimetidine, allopurinol, fluconazole, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, pefloxacine, fluvoxamine, mexiletine, ticlopidine, pentoxifylline, thiabendazole or tacrine, carbamazepine, phenobarb, phenytoin, primidone, rifabutin, rifampicin, ritonavir.
ATC Classification
R03DA04 - theophylline ; Belongs to the class of xanthines. Used in the systemic treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Slo-Theo ER cap 100 mg
Packing/Price
1000's
Form
Slo-Theo ER cap 50 mg
Packing/Price
1000's
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