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Composition : AMINOPHYLLINE-350MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : PHYLLOCONTIN 350MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information



Information for patients
Drug Information These 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 in adults. They contain the active ingredient aminophylline which belongs to a group of medicines called bronchodilators. Bronchodilators help stop you wheezing and being breathless. Aminophylline also reduces swelling in the lungs of asthma patients and relieves the feeling of ‘tightness’ in their chest.
Drug Alert
Alert •are allergic (hypersensitive) to theophylline, aminophylline. •have porphyria (a rare disease of the blood pigments).
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •are allergic (hypersensitive) to theophylline, aminophylline. •have porphyria (a rare disease of the blood pigments).
Drug Special Care •have an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure or other heart problems; •have an over-active thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism); •have a stomach ulcer; •have liver problems; •suffer from seizures, fits or convulsions; •are unwell with a high temperature or fever; •have a viral infection; •are addicted to alcohol; •smoke, as smoking may alter the way your work.
Drug Drug Interactions •certain other medicines to treat asthma or breathing conditions that contain theophylline, aminophylline, salbutamol, terbutaline or salmeterol; •steroids; •diuretics to increase urine production; •oral contraceptives; •a herbal remedy called St John’s Wort (also known as Hypericum perforatum); •aminoglutethimide, methotrexate or lomustine to treat cancer; •carbamazepine or phenytoin to treat seizures, fits or convulsions; •medicines known as barbiturates to help you sleep; •adenosine, moracizine, diltiazem, isoprenaline, mexiletine, propafenone, propranolol or verapamil to treat high blood pressure and other heart problems; •oxpentifylline to treat diseased blood vessels; •medicines known as benzodiazepines, which are used as a sedative or to treat anxiety; •sulphinpyrazone or allopurinol to treat gout; •carbimazole to treat problems with your thyroid gland; •cimetidine or nizatidine to treat stomach ulcers, indigestion or heartburn; •certain antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin; •fluconazole to treat fungal infections; •rifampicin or isoniazid to treat tuberculosis; •medicines known as interferons, which you may be taking to treat conditions such as herpes, cancer, leukaemia or hepatitis; •thiabendazole to treat worms such as threadworms; •viloxazine, fluvoxamine or lithium to treat depression; •disulfiram to treat alcoholism. Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if: •you are going to have an operation, as these may interact with certain anaesthetics such as halothane; •you have recently had, or are going to have a flu injection; •these have been prescribed for your child and they are also taking a cough medicine or decongestant containing ephedrine.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not take these until you have talked to your doctor or pharmacist. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not take these until you have talked to your doctor or pharmacist. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Drug Machinery Interaction
Drug More Information Alcohol can alter the way these work. Please consult your doctor if you intend to drink alcohol whilst taking these .
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty Adults The usual starting dose for adults is one tablet every 12 hours. After a week your doctor may increase your dose to two every 12 hours, depending upon how you respond to treatment. If you are elderly your doctor may suggest a lower dose. Children The required dose for children will depend on their weight and the severity of their breathing problems. This should be discussed with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Drug Dose Two different strengths of are available. Your doctor will decide which strength of tablet will suit you best. Always take these exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Swallow your whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew them. Aminophylline hydrate are designed to work properly over 12 hours. If a tablet is crushed or chewed the entire 12-hour dose may be absorbed rapidly into your body. This can be dangerous, causing serious problems such as an overdose. You should take your every 12 hours. For instance, if you take a tablet at 8 o’clock in the morning, you should take your next tablet at 8 o’clock in the evening.
Excess Drug Consumption Call your doctor or hospital straight away. People who have taken an overdose may have stomach pains and feel or be sick. They may also have a fast or irregular heartbeat, feel very restless or have a fit. These symptoms may appear up to 12 hours after the overdose.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you remember within 4 hours of the time your tablet was due, take your tablet straight away. Take your next tablet at your normal time. If you are more than 4 hours late, please call your doctor or pharmacist for advice. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
Stop Drug Consumption You will probably take these for a long time. Do not stop taking them unless your doctor tells you to, even if you feel better.
Possible Side Effects
General Information
Common Drug Side Effects •Feeling sick. •Gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. upset stomach). •Headache. •Difficulty in sleeping, feeling restless, irritable and shaky. •A fast, slow or irregular heart beat. •Seizures, fits or convulsions.
Rare Drug Side Effects
Very Rare Drug Side Effects
Drug Side Effects Symptoms
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use any after the expiry date stated on the outer carton and label or blister pack. EXP 08 2010 means that you should not take the after the last day of that month i.e. August 2010. Do not store your above 25oC. Do not take your if they are broken or crushed as this can be dangerous and can lead to serious problems such as overdose. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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