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Theophylline Extended-Release Tablets

Theophylline Extended-Release Tablets
100mg, 1 tablet - 100mg, 1 tablet - on Manufacturer Backorder; NO ETA
100mg, 100ct - 100mg, 100 tablets - on Manufacturer Backorder; NO ETA
300mg, 1 tablet - 300mg, 1 tablet
300mg, 100ct - 300mg, 100 tablets
400mg, 1 tablet - 400mg, 1 tablet
400mg, 100ct - 400mg, 100 tablets
SKU : 3316-EA_-RX
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  • Used to treat heart failure, asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary edema
  • Easy to administer
  • Available Sizes
    • 100mg
    • 300mg
    • 400mg
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Description

Theophylline Extended-Release Tablets are used for the treatment of Heaves (emphysema), or Pulmonary abstractive disease. It opens up air passages in the lungs and relaxes the muscles in the lungs and chest. There are other purposes for this medication, like heart failure.

Benefits

  • Used to treat heart failure, asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary edema
  • Easy to administer
  • Sold per tablet

Indications

Theophylline is a bronchodilator used in veterinary therapy that is effective in the management of congestive heart failure, asthmatic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in animals. Included in the drug classification as smooth muscle relaxant, the medication is active against conditions affecting the respiratory muscles of dogs and cats. Theophylline, the active ingredient contained in the medication helps in relaxing the muscles in and around the windpipe, thereby dealing with the breathing complications due to asthma. The medication effectively works as airway dilator by widening bronchitis tubes to facilitate easy breathing. Theophylline is available only by prescription and comes as tablets, long active capsules and liquid.

Dosage Information

The medication is safe to be used in dogs and cats. The suggested dosage of theophylline for dogs is 2.25-5.g/lbs in a gap of 8 hours and for cats 2mg/lbs in every 8-12 hours. In case of long active tablets, the prescribed dosage for dogs is 10mg/lbs. Give the medicine on an empty stomach, which is an hour before or 2 hours after food intake. Also, when giving long active tablets, the medicine must be swallowed whole and must not be crushed or broken for convenience. The medication is safe to be used in dogs and cats. The suggested dosage of theophylline for dogs is 2.25-5.g/lbs in a gap of 8 hours and for cats 2mg/lbs in every 8-12 hours. In case of long active tablets, the prescribed dosage for dogs is 10mg/lbs. Give the medicine on an empty stomach, which is an hour before or 2 hours after food intake. Also, when giving long active tablets, the medicine must be swallowed whole and must not be crushed or broken for convenience.

Caution

The medication is best given on an empty stomach. Theophylline should not be given to pregnant or nursing animals. Theophylline Extended Release Tablets are scored and may be broken in half. These tablets should not be chewed or crushed.

Possible Side Effects

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Theophylline Extended Release Tablets and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or hives. Stop giving theophylline and call your veterinarian at once if any of the following side effects occur: seizures, severe nausea and vomiting, and restlessness, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, urinating more than normal. Other less serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences mild nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, restlessness, insomnia, headache, or dizziness. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.

Special Precautions

Theophylline should not be used in patients allergic to this class of medication. Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals. Theophylline should be used with caution in patients with severe heart disease, liver or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, hypertension or stomach ulcers. Certain medications such as phenobarbital and phenytoin may decrease the effect of theophylline. Certain medications such as cimetidine, erythromycin, levothyroxine and quinolone antibiotics such as Baytril may cause an increase in the effect of theophylline. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.

Storage

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store this medication at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture.


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For treatment of Heaves (emphysema), or Pulmonary abstructive disease.

Indications/Uses
Theophylline is a bronchodilator used in veterinary therapy that is effective in the management of congestive heart failure, asthmatic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in animals. Included in the drug classification as smooth muscle relaxant, the medication is active against conditions affecting the respiratory muscles of dogs and cats. Theophylline, the active ingredient contained in the medication helps in relaxing the muscles in and around the windpipe, thereby dealing with the breathing complications due to asthma. The medication effectively works as airway dilator by widening bronchitis tubes to facilitate easy breathing. Theophylline is available only by prescription and comes as tablets, long active capsules and liquid.

Dosage Information
The medication is safe to be used in dogs and cats. The suggested dosage of theophylline for dogs is 2.25-5.g/lbs in a gap of 8 hours and for cats 2mg/lbs in every 8-12 hours. In case of long active tablets, the prescribed dosage for dogs is 10mg/lbs. Give the medicine on an empty stomach, which is an hour before or 2 hours after food intake. Also, when giving long active tablets, the medicine must be swallowed whole and must not be crushed or broken for convenience. The medication is safe to be used in dogs and cats. The suggested dosage of theophylline for dogs is 2.25-5.g/lbs in a gap of 8 hours and for cats 2mg/lbs in every 8-12 hours. In case of long active tablets, the prescribed dosage for dogs is 10mg/lbs. Give the medicine on an empty stomach, which is an hour before or 2 hours after food intake. Also, when giving long active tablets, the medicine must be swallowed whole and must not be crushed or broken for convenience.

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