Nuelin/Nuelin SR

Nuelin/Nuelin SR

theophylline

Manufacturer:

iNova

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Theophylline
Indications/Uses
Relief & prophylaxis of reversible bronchospasm associated w/ bronchial asthma, bronchitis, emphysema & related conditions.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Syr Adult 25 mL 6 hrly. Childn >2 yr 1 mL/kg body wt (≤25 mL) 6 hrly. SR tab Adult 200-300 mg 12 hrly. Childn 2-12 yr Up to 10 mg/kg body wt 12 hrly.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Tab: Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Special Precautions
Cardiac disease, severe HTN. Decreased clearance w/ CHF, acute pulmonary edema, COPD, pneumonia & acute febrile episodes, hepatic cirrhosis. Pregnancy, lactation & elderly. Hypersensitivity to theophylline or other xanthines.
Adverse Reactions
GI irritation, tachycardia, palpitations & tremor.
Drug Interactions
Clearance decreased by cimetidine & erythromycin. Avoid other xanthines. Sympathomimetics (caution).
ATC Classification
R03DA04 - theophylline ; Belongs to the class of xanthines. Used in the systemic treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Nuelin SR tab 125 mg
Packing/Price
500's
Form
Nuelin syr 80 mg/15 mL
Packing/Price
500 mL x 1's
Form
Nuelin SR tab 250 mg
Packing/Price
500's
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