THEOPHYLLINE-ORAL 24 HOUR TABLET, Uni-Dur
GENERIC NAME: THEOPHYLLINE - ORAL 24 HOUR TABLET (thee-OFF-ih-lin)
BRAND NAME(S): Uni-Dur
USES: This medication improves breathing by opening air passages in the lungs. It is used in the treatment of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. This dosage form of theophylline is not intended for asthma attacks. Use other quick-relief medicines/inhalers for attacks. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about this if you are uncertain.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication once daily in the morning or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your condition and response and may be changed by your doctor for various reasons. Follow your doctor's directions carefully. Do not crush or chew the tablet because it will destroy the long action and may increase the possibility of side effects. If needed, the tablets may be broken but only at the "score" or line for easy breaking. This medication works best if a constant level is maintained in the body. Do this by taking your dose(s) at the same time each day.
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