It is a prescription medicine used to deal with chronic lung diseases. It is also known as theophylline. It comes in a sustained tablet and is taken once or twice a day. Do not crush or chew the tablet. It belongs to a group of drugs called methylxanthines.
Composition of Uniphyl CR:
It is structurally classified as methylxanthine. It is found as a white, odorless, crystalline powder with a bitter taste. The tablet is for oral administration and they contain 400 or 600 mg of anhydrous theophylline. The inactive ingredients of this medicine are hydroxyethyl cellulose, cetostearyl alcohol,magnesium stearate, talcand povidone.
Uses of Uniphyl CR:
Uniphyl is used to treat chronic lung disease such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It eases the airways and increase the air flow to the lungs, helping the patient is breathing normally.
Side- Effects of Uniphyl CR:
Medicines have side effects which can be fatal as well. If you are concerned about the side effects, contact the doctor before using this medicine. If you get any of the below side effects, get medical help immediately. Most of the side effects don't happen very often or with all the patients, but can lead to serious problems if not treated in time.
- Trouble sleeping
- Upset stomach
- Irregular heartbeat
- Pounding heartbeat
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling of the face and throat
- Signs of bleeding in the stomach
- Black or tarry, or bloody stools
- Spitting up of blood
- Vomiting blood
- Hearing changes
- Signs of a serious allergic reaction
- Abdominal cramps
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vision changes
- Unusually fast breathing or heartbeat
- Extreme thirst
- Change in urination
Contraindications of Uniphyl CR:
Inform your doctor before using this medicine. If you have any medical condition, let the doctor know. These factors can play an important role in the use of this medicine. If you are allergic to aminophylline, oxtriphylline, theobromine or caffeine, or if you have any other allergy, inform the doctor or the pharmacist. Also, it is important to share your medical history with the doctor. If you have heart problems, cystic fibrosis, glaucoma, heart failure, diabetes, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid disease, seizures or stomach ulcer. This medicine can make you dizzy post using it. Make sure that you do not drive or use heavy machinery or any other activity which requires mental alertness. Wait till the time you are comfortable before resuming your work. Limit the use of alcohol and other alcoholic beverages. In case if you are undergoing any surgery, please let the doctor know if you are using this medicine.
Pregnancy and Uniphyl CR:
It has not been confirmed yet that the medicine can cause harm to the fetus or can be passed in to the breast milk. Let the doctor know if you are pregnant.
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