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Uniphyllin (Theophylline)

Also Known as Uniphyl


Uniphyllin (Theophylline)

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  • Product Details


    Uniphyl 400 mg Uses and Indications:

    uniphyl 400 mg Chemical Name: THEOPHYLLINE (thee-OFF-i-lin)

    The chemical name of Uniphyl is theophylline which relaxes and opens the air passages in the lungs. It is used in the prevention and treatment of:

    • Wheezing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Difficulty breathing caused by asthma
    • Chronic bronchitis
    • Emphysema

    Uniphyl 400 mg is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy.


    Theophylline tablet is taken orally, once or twice a day as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The amount of medication to be taken depends on your medical condition and the duration of the treatment. It may interact with other drugs, so make sure you tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking.


    Theophylline is a methylxanthine drug which is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. It contains:

    • Theophylline 400 mg
    • Cetostearyl alcohol
    • Hydroxyethyl cellulose
    • Magnesium stearate
    • Povidone


    If you are allergic to it or if you have any other kind of allergies, it is better to inform your healthcare provider, before taking Uniphyl. To know more details, you should talk to your doctor.

    Your physician should know your complete medical history as this is very crucial, especially of:

    • Stomach/intestinal ulcer
    • Seizures
    • Thyroid disease
    • Heart problems
    • Liver disease
    • High blood pressure

    The benefits and the risk of using Uniphyl during pregnancy should be discussed with the doctor.

    Side Effects

    If you are using Uniphyl with consultation from your doctor, then you should keep the fact in mind that he has weighed the pros and cons of the medicine before prescribing them to you. There are a few side effects of using Uniphyl. You need to look out for the following and inform the doctor if they worsen:

    • Nausea
    • Stomach pain
    • Headache
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Diarrhea
    • Irritability
    • Restlessness
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Muscle cramps
    • Fainting
    • Confusion
    • Dizziness

    Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects.

    Developing an allergic reaction to Uniphyl is rare. However, if such a situation arises, get medical assistance immediately.

    If you notice anything other than above-listed side effects, you should contact your physician.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1882

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