Taking Theophylline Safely

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with theophylline. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of theophylline include, but are not limited to:
 
(Click Theophylline Side Effects to learn about specific side effects, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions With Theophylline

Theophylline can potentially interact with several other medicines.
 
(Click Theophylline Drug Interactions for more information about these possible interactions.)
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
 
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Theophylline Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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