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Theo-24 Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is theophylline (Theo-24)?
- What are the possible side effects of theophylline (Theo-24)?
- What is the most important information I should know about theophylline (Theo-24)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking theophylline (Theo-24)?
- How should I take theophylline (Theo-24)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Theo-24)?
- What happens if I overdose (Theo-24)?
- What should I avoid while taking theophylline (Theo-24)?
- What other drugs will affect theophylline (Theo-24)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Theo-24)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Theo-24)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Seizures caused by a theophylline overdose can cause death or permanent brain damage.
Theophylline overdose can occur if you accidentally take too much at one time. Overdose can also occur slowly over time if your daily doses are too high. To be sure you are using the correct dose, your blood will need to be tested often.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking theophylline (Theo-24)?
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat within 1 hour before or after taking theophylline.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect theophylline (Theo-24)?
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain drugs at the same time. Some medicines can affect how theophylline works, which could make it less effective or cause side effects. Theophylline could also affect how other medicines work, making them less effective or causing side effects.
Many drugs can interact with theophylline and not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use, start using, or stop using during your treatment with theophylline, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- fluvoxamine (Luvox);
- interferon alfa (Intron A, Rebetron, Alferon, Infergen, Pegasys, PegIntron, Sylatron);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- ticlopidine (Ticlid);
- an antibiotic, or medication to treat tuberculosis;
- heart or blood pressure medication, such as propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran);
- heart rhythm medication such as mexiletine (Mexitil) or propafenone (Rythmol);
- medication to treat gout or kidney stones;
- a sedative such as Valium; or
- seizure medication.
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with theophylline. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about theophylline.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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