What are Uniphyllin tablets for?

What are Uniphyllin tablets for?

These tablets are used to treat asthma, long-term breathing difficulties such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic bronchitis, and are sometimes used to treat heart failure. They contain the active ingredient theophylline which belongs to a group of medicines called bronchodilators.

Is Uniphyllin a controlled drug?

Following oral administration of UNIPHYLLIN CONTINUS tablets, the delivery of theophylline is controlled and, at steady state, peak concentrations are typically seen after approximately 5 hours.

Is Uniphyllin the same as theophylline?

Uniphyllin continus prolonged-release tablets contain the active ingredient theophylline. Theophylline is a type of medicine called a xanthine bronchodilator. It is used to open the airways.

What is 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.

What type of drug is Uniphyllin?

About theophylline

Type of medicine Xanthine bronchodilator
Used for Lung-related problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); sometimes used to treat heart failure
Also called Nuelin SA®; Slo-Phyllin®; Uniphyllin Continus®
Available as Modified-release tablets and capsules

Can you split Uniphyllin tablets?

These tablets must be swallowed whole and not broken, crushed or chewed as doing so may lead to a rapid release of theophylline with the potential for toxicity.

Is Uniphyllin being discontinued?

Remaining supplies in the distribution chain are expected to be exhausted by early April 2021. Theophylline (Uniphyllin®) tablets remain available and may provide a suitable alternative or inhaled therapies could be reviewed and optimised.

Is Uniphyllin discontinued?

What are the common side effects of theophylline?

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.

Is theophylline used for cough?

Theophylline belongs to a group of medicines known as bronchodilators. Bronchodilators are medicines that relax the muscles in the bronchial tubes (air passages) of the lungs. They relieve cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing by increasing the flow of air through the bronchial tubes.

What is Uniphyllin 200mg used for?

When is montelukast prescribed?

About montelukast It’s usually prescribed when asthma is mild and can stop it from getting worse. It can also help people with asthma who have breathing difficulties when they exercise (exercise-induced asthma) and seasonal allergies, such as sneezing, itchiness and a blocked or runny nose (allergic rhinitis).

How should I take uniphyllin Continus?

Swallow your tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew them. Uniphyllin Continus tablets are designed to work properly over 12 hours. If a tablet is crushed or chewed the entire 12-hour dose may be absorbed rapidly into your body. This can be dangerous, causing serious problems such as an overdose.

What are the ingredients in uniphyllin Continus?

What Uniphyllin Continus tablets contain The active ingredient is theophylline. Each tablet contains 200 mg, 300 mg or 400 mg of theophylline (as theophylline monohydrate). The other ingredients are:

How many mg of theophylline are in uniphyllin Continus?

UNIPHYLLIN CONTINUS 200 mg, 300 mg and 400 mg prolonged release tablets 2. Qualitative and quantitative composition Each 200 mg prolonged-release tablet contains 200 mg theophylline as 220 mg theophylline monohydrate. Each 300 mg prolonged-release tablet contains 300 mg theophylline as 330 mg theophylline monohydrate.

Can I drink alcohol while taking uniphyllin Continus?

If you take these tablets with some other medicines, the effect of these tablets or the other medicine may be changed. Taking Uniphyllin Continus tablets with alcohol. Alcohol can alter the way these tablets work. Please consult your doctor if you intend to drink alcohol whilst taking these tablets.