Truphylline

Generic Name:aminophylline

Truphylline is a bronchodilator which works in several ways: it helps to relax the muscles in your lungs and chest to allow more air in; it helps to decreases the sensitivity of your lungs to allergens and other substances that cause inflammation. It also helps to increase the contractions of your diaphragm to draw more air into the lungs.

Truphylline is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.

How to use Truphylline Tablets

Truphylline may be used as follows:

  • You should take Truphylline exactly as it was prescribed for you.
  • Never take amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Remember to take Truphylline with food as it will help to lessen stomach upset.

Remember to take your doses at the same time every day to keep a constant level of Truphylline in your blood.

Never crush or chew the tablet.

Remember to swallow the medication whole.

If you are using the liquid form of Truphylline always shake it well before use.

In order to get a correct dose, measure the liquid with a dose-measuring cup or spoon, not a regular tablespoon. If a spoon or cup is not provided with the medication immediately ask for one. Insert the suppositories as directed.

Cautions before Use Truphylline Tablets

The following precautions must be taken care of when using Truphylline

Never switch to another brand or a generic form of this medicine without the approval of your doctor.

If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from this medicine. It is likely that you may require a lower dose of this medication.

Truphylline Tablets Side Effects

Stop using Truphylline and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • An allergic reaction
  • Difficulty breathing closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face
  • Seizures
  • Increased or irregular heartbeats
  • Severe nausea or vomiting.
  • Slight nausea
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness

Truphylline Tablets Interaction

When certain medications are taken together with Truphylline drug interactions could occur that may affect the efficacy of the medicines. It can even increase your risk for side effects. Truphylline can interact with other medicines such as alcohol, cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB) and fluoroquinolone antibioticsresulting in side effects or altered effectiveness of Truphylline.

Truphylline Tablets Overdose symptoms

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, headache, insomnia, tremor (shaking hands or twitching,), restlessness, seizures, and irregular heartbeats.

 

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