Theophylline ER 400 mg Per Tablet

Theophylline ER 400 mg Per Tablet
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Theophylline ER (Extended-release) is a bronchodilator used to open air passages in the lungs. It relaxes muscles in the lungs and chest. Theophylline is used in the treatment of heart failure, asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary edema. Theophylline ER may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. Theophylline ER is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Easy to administer
  • Used to treat heart failure, asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary edema

How it works

Theophylline ER opens air passages in the lungs by relaxing muscles in the lungs and chest.

Storage:

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

  • Theophylline ER is used in the treatment of heart failure, pulmonary edema, bronchial asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Theophylline ER tablets should not be crushed, chewed, or broken unless told to do so by your veterinarian. The tablet should be swallowed whole so that the medication is released slowly. Breaking the tablet may cause too much of the medication to be released at one time. Give theophylline on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
  • Theophylline ER (Extended-release) is a prescription bronchodilator which is used to open air passages in the lungs in dogs and cats. By relaxing the smooth muscle of the lung it makes it easier for the pet to breathe.
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs All weights The usual dose for dogs is 4.5 to 6.8 mg/lb of pet's body weight by mouth every 12 hours. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink
Cats All weights The usual dose for cats is 2 mg/lb of pet's body weight by mouth every 8-12 hours. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink

Cautions

The medication is best given on an empty stomach. Theophylline should not be given to pregnant or nursing animals. Theophylline ER tablets are scored and may be broken in half. These tablets should not be chewed or crushed.

Possible Side Effects

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Theophylline ER and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or hives. Stop giving theophylline and call your veterinarian at once if any of the following side effects occur: seizures, severe nausea and vomiting, and restlessness, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, urinating more than normal. Other less serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences mild nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, restlessness, insomnia, headache, or dizziness. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.