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What is Uniphyllin used for?

What is Uniphyllin used 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.

What should you avoid with theophylline?

Drinking or eating foods high in caffeine, like coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate, may increase the side effects caused by theophylline. Avoid large amounts of these substances while you are taking theophylline.

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.

What medication is incompatible with theophylline?

TABLE II. Clinically significant drug interactions with theophylline.*

Drug Type of Interaction
Carbamazepine Similar to aminoglutethimide.
Cimetidine Decreases theophylline clearance by inhibiting cytochrome P450 1A2.
Ciprofloxacin Similar to cimetidine.
Clarithromycin Similar to erythromycin.

Is theophylline used for COPD?

Theophylline has been used in the treatment of chronic obstructive airway diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), for more than 70 years. It is still widely prescribed worldwide, because it is inexpensive.

What foods increase theophylline?

Increased clearance of theophylline and the low levels that result are caused by the consumption of barbecued meats; youth (age 1-16 years); low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets; acidosis; and smoking cigarettes and marijuana.

Which food has theophylline?

Theophylline is found in black tea and to a lesser extent in green coffee, cocoa cotyledon and dried mate.

Why is Phyllocontin being discontinued?

They have discontinued Phyllocontin® Continus 225mg and Phyllocontin® Forte Continus 350mg modified-release tablets due to a commercial decision. Aminophylline is a mixture of theophylline and ethylenediamine and readily releases theophylline in the body.