Uniphyl (theophylline anhydrous tablet) (theophylline, anhydrous) Tablets in a controlled-release system allows a 24-hour dosing interval for appropriate.
The occurrence of seizures in elderly patients with serum theophylline concentrations < 20 mcg/mL may be secondary to decreased protein binding resulting in a larger proportion of the total serum theophylline concentration in the pharmacologically active unbound form. Other adverse reactions that have been reported at serum theophylline concentrations < 20 mcg/mL include diarrhea, irritability, restlessness, fine skeletal muscle tremors, and transient diuresis. In patients with hypoxia secondary to COPD, multifocal atrial tachycardia and flutter have been reported at serum theophylline concentrations ≥ 15 mcg/mL.
Uniphyl (theophylline, anhydrous) Tablets in a controlled-release system allows a 24-hour dosing interval for appropriate patients. Each controlled-release tablet for oral administration, contains 400 or 600 mg of anhydrous theophylline. At serum theophylline concentrations >20.
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However, there was no failure of this delivery system leading to a sudden and unexpected release of a large quantity of theophylline with Uniphyl Tablets even when they are administered with a high fat, high calorie meal. Thus, administration of single Uniphyl doses to healthy normal volunteers, under prolonged fasted conditions (at least 10 hour overnight fast before dosing followed by an additional four (4) hour fast after dosing) results in decreased bioavailability.
Overview: Theophylline is rapidly and compley absorbed after oral administration in solution or immediate-release solid oral dosage form.
Uniphyl: Theophylline belongs to the class of medications called bronchodilators. It is used to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and.
Sodium- and tartrazine-free. 600 mg Each capsule-shaped, concave-faced, white sustained release tablet, scored and marked "U" over "600" on one side and "PF" on the other, contains 600 mg of theophylline. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cetostearyl alcohol, hydroxyethyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and talc.
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Be sure to l your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, weight, lab tests (theophylline blood levels), and other medications you may be taking.
Do not share this medication with others.
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You should always have a quick-relief inhaler with you. Your doctor should prescribe a quick-relief medicine/inhaler (e.g., albuterol ) for sudden attacks of shortness of breath / asthma while you are on this medication. Theophylline belongs to a class of drugs known as xanthines.