A medication used in dogs and cats to treat heart and lung diseases including heart failure, asthma, and bronchitis.
$1.10 – $3.99
Theophylline E.R. Basics
Theophylline E.R. is a smooth muscle relaxant. Smooth muscle relaxants are airway dilators that work by opening the bronchial tubes. Theophylline treats heart failure, asthma, bronchitis, and chronic lung disease. It blocks enzymes inside of cells and promotes dilation of the smooth muscles in bronchial tubes and blood vessels. This increases the diameter of the airways and allows more air to flow through. Theophylline also helps the body get rid of excess fluid through the kidneys.
Theophylline E.R. requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available in 300mg, 400mg, and 600mg tablets.
Theophylline E.R. Directions
Give as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Complete the entire prescription unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, the response to the medication, and the development of any adverse effects. Give theophylline on an empty stomach. Allow your pet access to plenty of water throughout treatment.
Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.
Theophylline E.R. Warnings
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not administer this medication to pregnant or nursing animals. Do not break capsules unless instructed to do so by your veterinarian. Theophylline may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking. This is especially important if your pet is currently taking cimetidine, certain antibiotics, phenobarbital, propranolol, caffeine, acetaminophen, or furosemide. If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while giving theophylline, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects
Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious reaction seek immediate veterinary attention. Common signs of an adverse reaction or a serious side effect are facial swelling, breathing difficulties, hives, coughing up blood, dark vomit, frequent urination, severe nausea and vomiting, or seizures.
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300mg, 400mg, 600mg