Phyllocontin Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Phyllocontin is a Xanthine bronchodilator, a type of drug used to treat
shortness of breath, other breathing problems related to asthma, chronic
bronchitis, emphysema and wheezing. Phyllocontin improves the flow of air
through the lungs by relieving and opening the bronchial airways and
tubes. Main ingredient in Phyllocontin is Aminophylline.
Phyllocontin Side Effects
Phyllocontin side effects are nervousness, restlessness,
nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, irritability, insomnia, seizures,
rash, and fatigue. Rare Phyllocontin side effects may include arrhythmia, convulsions and
Phyllocontin Side Effects Reporting
If you experience any Phyllocontin side effects not mentioned above you should report it to your primary health care provider or FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 in the United States, Health Canada 1-866-225-0709 in Canada, MHRA 020 3080 6000 in UK, or TGA 1800 020 653 in Australia.
Phyllocontin overdose symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea,
vomiting, nervousness, insomnia, headache, arrhythmia, extreme thirst, and
convulsion. In case of Phyllocontin overdose, seek emergency medical help
right away. If you miss a dose of Phyllocontin, take it as soon as you can. However, if it is just about time for your next dose, skip the one you forgot and go on with your regular schedule. Never take a double dose of Phyllocontin.
Xanthine bronchodilators like Phyllocontin may cause nervousness. Do
not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how Phyllocontin
Before using Phyllocontin, inform your physician if you have heart
disease, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stomach ulcer, kidney or liver
disease, seizures or thyroid disease.
Check with your physician before combining Phyllocontin with the
-Calcium channel blockers
Herbs that may increase blood pressure such as ephedra, Ginseng, Kola,
Saw palmetto, St.John's wort as well as Tea, Coffee, coke, and
PHYLLOCONTIN AND PREGNANCY
Though Xanthine bronchodilators like Phyllocontin do not cause birth
defects, if you are or planning to become pregnant discuss the pros and
cons of using Phyllocontin during pregnancy with your doctor.
Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed as Phyllocontin may pass
into breast milk and may make infants nervous, irritable and may also
Children under 16:
1-1.25 mg/ body weight every 6 hours.
Adults and children 16 and up:
100-200 mg every 6 hours.
Sustained-Release...200-500 mg in 1-3 doses/day.