This medicine is a sustained release capsule. It is a xanthine derivative and works by relaxing the muscle around the airways. It also relaxes the contraction of the diaphragm and also slows the response of the airways to irritants.
Composition of Theo-24 SR:
It is structurally classified as a methyl xanthine. It occurs as a white, odorless, crystalline powder with a bitter taste. The molecular weight of 180.17. The inactive ingredients are edible ink which contains ethylcellulose,black iron oxide,titanium dioxide, pharmaceutical glaze, FD&C Blue, gelatin, FD&C Yellow, D&C Yellow,colloidal silicon dioxide, and FD&C Red, starch, sucrose, talc, and coloring agents.
Uses of Theo-24 SR:
This medicine is used in cases of blockage of airways. It can happen due to asthma or other lung diseases such as bronchitis or emphysema. It may also be used to treat other medical conditions.
Side- Effects of Theo-24 SR:
Most medicines cause side effects, however, it depends from patient to patient. Many people can report no to minor side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any of the below common side effects.
- Temporary increased urination
- Mild caffeine like effects
- Trouble sleeping
- Changes in behavior
In some cases severe side effects occur, which will require immediate medical help. Do not write off such conditions.
- Severe or persistent nausea
- Swelling of the mouth
- irregular heartbeat
- Severe allergic reactions
- Fast breathing
- Tightness in the chest
Contraindications of Theo-24 SR:
Before you start using this medicine make sure that you consult your doctor and take his advice on the same. If you are taking any prescription, non-prescription, herbal products or dietary supplements, share the same with your doctor. Also, if you have any allergies to foods and medicines or a history of heart problems, liver problems, irregular heartbeat, thyroid infection, viral infection, nerve problem, seizures, ulcer, severe infection, cystic fibrosis or pulmonary edema. Several medicines can also interact with this medicine and can lead to side effects. You should stop smoking and drinking alcohol, as they can increase the risk of side effects of this medicines. Check with the doctor about the dosage that you should take and make sure that you follow the instructions without fail. Do not make any changes to the dosage without consulting the doctor. Try to avoid large amounts of caffeine foods and beverages. You should be cautious while using this medicine with children younger than one year. Elderly patients are more prone to side effects of this medicine.
Pregnancy and Theo-24 SR:
This medicine can affect the unborn baby hence make sure to consult the doctor if you are pregnant, especially if you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy.Check for possible risks involved in breastfeeding your baby while using this medicine.
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