Theo-24 is a medicinal drug that belongs to a group of drugs called bronchodilators. It is prescribed in the treatment of asthma and other airway diseases. This medicine has been manufactured by the trusted pharmaceutical company, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. The available dosages are 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg and composed in an extended-release tablet. It has an active ingredient Theophylline.
Manufacturer: Astra Zeneca
Active Ingredient: Theophylline is the main active ingredient used in this medicine that appears to inhibit phosphodiesterase and prostaglandin production, regulate calcium flux and intracellular calcium distribution, and antagonize adenosine. This active agent relaxes bronchial smooth muscle, produces vasodilation, stimulates the CNS, stimulates the cardiac muscle, induces diuresis, and increases gastric acid secretion. It may also suppress inflammation and improve the contractility of the diaphragm.
Indications: Theophylline composed medicine is indicated to treat lung diseases like asthma and COPD i.e. bronchitis or emphysema. Theo-24 must be used regularly to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath. It is a member of a group of drugs called Xanthines. It works in the airways by relaxing muscles, opening breathing passages, and reducing the lungs' response to irritants.
It should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems.
Action Mechanism: Given medicine belongs to a class of medications known as bronchodilators. It is approved to treat asthma and other airway diseases. Asthma is a breathing problem caused by narrowing of the airways, the breathing passages that allow air to move in and out of the lungs. The narrowed airways can open either spontaneously or with medications. Theo-24 helps to open airways by relaxing the smooth muscles in the walls of the airways. It also can be helpful in people with emphysema and chronic bronchitis when their symptoms are partially related to reversible airway narrowing.
Dosages: This medicine is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 300 mg: It is an oral drug that should be taken once or twice a day as directed by the doctor
- 400 mg: It is to be consumed once or twice a day as prescribed by the doctor, do not go against it
- 600 mg: It is an extended-release tablet once a day as mentioned in prescription in the doctor
Note: This medication is not recommended in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.