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Helps relax the respiratory system and clear mucus build up
Helps strengthen the diaphragm
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This product requires a prescription.
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Theophylline is a widely used, effective bronchodilator that can be prescribed by your veterinarian. This medication treats a variety of pulmonary disorders and may also be used to treat heart disease in animals. This medication works to open and relax airways in a variety of ways. Constricted airways and mucus build up are two of the main culprits behind difficult breathing.
Theophylline aids in relaxing the muscles surrounding the airway so that breathing becomes less difficult. It also increases the movement of cilia in the airway, which helps clear out mucus. This medication is also helpful in strengthening the diaphragm to aid your pet in combating such constrictions in the future and contains caffeine, which acts to stimulate your pet's central nervous system.
Theophylline is the Generic Alternative to Theolair.
Side Effects and Warnings
Side effects when using theophylline include vomiting, central nervous system excitement, fever, rash and palpitations. Side effects usually subside with dosage adjustments and/or continued therapy. Theophylline should not be used in patients allergic to this class of medication. Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals.
Theophylline should be used with caution in patients with severe heart disease, liver or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, hypertension or stomach ulcers.
This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.
Extended Release, 100mg per tablet
Extended Release, 200mg per tablet
Extended Release, 300mg per tablet
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat and light.
Theophylline is administered orally as a tablet, capsule, or syrup. It usually is taken every 6, 8, 12, or 24 hours. The tablets must be swallowed whole, and must be taken on an empty stomach. Follow the dosage size prescribed by your veterinarian.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neo64 Works well for collapsing trachea
This product, given together with hydrocodone, has been a miracle for our Pomeranian's severely collapsing trachea. The two medications together took him from a state of constant respiratory distress to a relatively normal life with low to moderate activity. The hydrocodone was only moderately effective, but when the Theophylline was added by our vet, the results were amazing. He weighs 12 pounds and takes 50mg twice a day. We had tried several other drug combinations and regimens before finally achieving the desired results with this one.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katherine953 Reduces our dog's wheezing and coughing related to his allergies.
We have used Theophylline with our dog Zippy since we adopted him from a rescue organization in 2005. His allergy problems have been greatly reduced since we started giving him a 100mg tablet twice a day.
December 19, 2014
Asthma & Respiratory
Theophylline is an effective, easy-to-use prescription bronchodilator for use in the treatment of various airway constrictions, including asthma, allergies, and other pulmonary disorders. Theophylline works to clear passages to your pets' lungs and keep them healthy.
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