Teotard 300 mg. 50 tablets
Teotard tablets contain the active substance theophylline, which has a pronounced bronchodilator effect (dilates the bronchi narrowed by the disease process). Its therapeutic effect lasts about 12 hours after taking a single dose of 300 mg. The mechanism of action is determined by the ability of theophylline to relax the smooth muscles of the bronchi by directly affecting it.
Teotard is indicated for adults and children over 9 years of age.
Teotard tablets are used as a bronchodilator for the symptomatic and prophylactic treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) bronchitis.
2. BEFORE YOU ACCEPT TEOTARD
Do not take Teotard
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance or to any of the other ingredients of Teotard;
- if you have evidence of intolerance to other similar medicines (xanthine derivatives) containing methylxanthines, such as caffeine, aminophylline, etc .;
- if you suffer from porphyria (a disease of the liver associated with a lack of hemoglobin);
- if you suffer from epilepsy (a condition of the brain with seizures and fainting);
- if you have glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure); in children treated with ephedrine.
Take special care with Theotard
- if you smoke or drink alcohol frequently, the therapeutic effect of Teotard may be reduced;
- if you suffer from heart failure, severe hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia or other cardiovascular diseases;
- if you have impaired liver function;
- if you suffer from hyperthyroidism (increased thyroid function;
- if you have a peptic ulcer;
- if you have a viral illness or fever;
- if you suffer from seizures;
- if you complain of insomnia;
- if you have an enlarged prostate gland (elderly patients)
- if you have been treated with beta-agonists (other medicines with bronchodilators), diuretics (dehydrators), steroids or you are in a state of hypoxia (reduced oxygen content in the tissues), which has led to hypokalaemia in the blood).
Taking other medications
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
The therapeutic effect of Teotard tablets can be reduced by the following drugs: hypnotics (phenobarbital), drugs for the treatment of seizures (carbamazepine, phenytoin), for the treatment of tuberculosis (rifampicin), aminoglutethimide (for the treatment of cancer), lithium (antipsychotic) ), moracisin (used to treat arrhythmias), sulfinpyrazone (used to treat gout), ritonavir (an antiviral medicine), herbal products containing St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).
A number of medicines may increase the therapeutic or toxic effects of Teotard tablets: allopurinol (used to treat gout), carbimazole (used to treat thyroid function), medicines used to suppress stomach acidity (cimetidine, nizatidine), medicines to treat bacterial infections. infections (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, norfloxacin, clarchromycin, erythromycin), disulfiram (for the treatment of alcoholism), fluconazole (for the treatment of fungal infections), interferon (an immunostimulant), isoniazid (for the treatment of methotrexate) and oxpentifilin (to improve circulation), thiabendazole (antiparasitic and antifungal agent), oral contraceptives (medicines to prevent pregnancy), medicines to treat cardiovascular disease (amiodarone, mexiletine, verapamil, propranolol, propafenone, drugs) for the treatment of depression (fluvoxamine, viloxazine hydrochloride).
Combinations of Teotard and adenosine (used to treat cardiac arrhythmias), halothane (used to induce general anesthesia), and lomustine (used to treat cancer) should be used with caution.
The therapeutic effect of Teotard may be enhanced in influenza conditions.
Teotard may be exacerbated by hypokalaemia resulting from treatment with beta-agonists, steroids, diuretics and hypoxia (see section Take special care with Teotard).
Concomitant use of theophylline with beta-blockers may antagonize the bronchodilator effect of Theotard; with ketamine (to induce general anesthesia) to cause a lowering of the seizure threshold; with doxapram (stimulates breathing) to stimulate the central nervous system.
Due to the risk of serious side effects, you should not take medicines containing ephedrine, isoprenaline, adrenaline, caffeine and glucagon (pancreatic hormone) at the same time as Teotard tablets.
Reception of Teotard with food and drinks
The use of alcohol during treatment with Teotard is not recommended.
Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. The use of the drug during pregnancy is not recommended because it is not doc
If you take more Teotard than you should
If you take a dose several times higher than the prescribed dose or if the symptoms described below appear, seek medical help immediately!
Serious symptoms may occur 12 hours after an overdose of prolonged-release formulations: nausea, vomiting (often severe and accompanied by blood), abdominal pain, metabolic disorders, low potassium and magnesium levels, and high blood glucose levels. acidity of the blood and damage to skeletal muscles), heart disorders, anxiety, increased muscle tone, increased limb reflexes and seizures, in very severe cases - coma.
In children: increased agitation, mental disorders, fever, vomiting, seizures, rapid heartbeat, lowering blood pressure, respiratory distress.
Treatment of overdose is carried out only in a health facility!
If you forget to take Teotard
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, take it as usual, skipping the missed dose. Continue to take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Teotard can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
In most cases, they resolve with lower doses of Teotard.
If the following symptoms occur, it is necessary to consult your doctor for a possible change in dosage.
Adverse reactions are presented by the authority class and are of unknown frequency (cannot be estimated from the available data).
Immune system disorders: hypersensitivity, anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions (sudden life-threatening allergic reactions).
Metabolism and nutrition disorders: hyperuricaemia (high levels of uric acid in the blood). Mental disorders: agitation; insomnia, especially in children; anxiety.
Nervous system disorders: headache, tremor. dizziness, convulsions (convulsions). Gastrointestinal disorders: stomach pain, gastric irritation, gastroesophageal reflux (passage of gastric contents to the esophagus), nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea.
Cardiac disorders: a feeling of irregular or fast heartbeat.
Vascular disorders: decrease in blood pressure.
Renal and urinary disorders: increased diuresis (urinary excretion), especially in children, urinary retention in the elderly.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: pruritus, rash.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
What Theotard contains
The active substance is theophylline 300 mg in one prolonged-release tablet.
The other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, talc, polyacrylate, methacrylic acid / ethyl acrylate.
5. HOW TO STORE THEOTARD
What Teotard looks like and contents of the pack
Prolonged-release tablets: round, white tablets with a facet and a score line on one side, 10 mm in diameter.
The tablet can be divided into two equal halves.
10 tablets in a blister of colorless, transparent PVC / aluminum foil; 5 blisters in a cardboard box, together with a leaflet.