Quibron-T is a brand name for theophylline, a medication that treats asthma and certain conditions affecting the lungs.
How It Works
Quibron-T contains and active ingredient called theophylline, which is known as a xanthine derivative. This drug can relax the smooth muscles lining the bronchi airways of the lungs, making them widen to breathe easy. The drug also improves the function of the diaphragm, the muscle on the top of the abdomen that helps lungs expand and contract.
Quibron-T also decreases the immune response to irritants in the lungs. In presence of certain foreign bodies like allergens, the immune system may cause excessive mucus production or coughing that can hinder breathing. Quibron-T can relieve these symptoms.
Quibron-T is used to treat and manage lung problems such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis or COPD. This medication can relieve and reduce the impact of symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing. Managing such symptoms can help sufferers to sleep, work or study better.
A doctor may prescribe Quibron-T for a condition other than the ones mentioned above.
Quibron-T is taken as oral tablets. Exact dosage may vary depending on your unique medical profile and what your doctor recommends.
Take the dosage exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Refer to the patient information leaflet provided with the packaging for detailed dosing information.
Quibron-T tablets must be swallowed whole. Sip some water with the tablet if needed. Do not break, chew or crush the tablets. It’s not recommended to split the tablets unless a score line is drawn.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist whether you should take Quibron-T with or without food. You doctor should also recommended best times of the day to take the medication depending on your condition.
Following the dosage instructions carefully will reduce your risk for side effects.
Do not stray from the recommended dosage schedule. Keep taking the drug for the recommended period of time even if you begin to feel better sooner than expected.
Quibron-T may cause one or more of the following side effects:
Stomach or abdominal pain
Do not take Quibron-T if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the drug.
Certain medication may react negatively with Quibron-T. Therefore, it’s important to tell your doctor all other types of medications, supplements or vitamins you are currently taking.
Do not take Quibron-T when pregnant, nursing or planning to get pregnant without seeking safety advice from a doctor first.
Quibron-T may not be safe to use for patients with a history of medical conditions such as heart disease, thyroid problems or infections. Ask your doctor if Quibron-T is safe to use with your medical history.
Theophylline, the active ingredient in Quibron-T, can be affected by certain types of nutrients in your diet like high proteins or low carbohydrates. Your may need to adjust your diet for the medication to be fully effective. Ask your doctor for detailed information.
Avoid foods containing xanthine like chocolate and caffeine drinks when taking Quibron-T.