What is Teokap-SR?

Teokap-SR belongs to a group of medicines known as bronchodilators. Bronchodilators are medicines that relax the muscles in the bronchial tubes (air passages) of the lungs. They relieve cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing by increasing the flow of air through the bronchial tubes.

Teokap-SR is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

TEOKAP-SR INDICATIONS

Teokap-SR belongs to a group of medicines known as bronchodilators.
Teokap-SR belongs to a group of medicines known as bronchodilators.

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol.

Oral

Acute bronchospasm

Adult: Patients not taking Teokap-SR or other xanthine medication: Loading dose: 5 mg/kg.

Child: ≥1 yr Same as adult dose.

Elderly: Lower doses should be used.

Hepatic impairment: Reduce dose.

Oral

Chronic bronchospasm

Adult: 300-1,000 mg in divided doses 6-8 hrly. As modified-release preparation: 175-500 mg 12 hrly.

Child: <6 yr Not recommended; 6-12 yr 20-35 kg: 120-250 mg bid; >12 yr 250-500 mg bid.

Elderly: Lower doses should be used.

Hepatic impairment: Reduce dose.

Intravenous

Acute severe bronchospasm

Adult: Patients not taking Teokap-SR or other xanthine medication: Loading dose: 4-5 mg/kg by infusion over 20-30 min. Maintenance dose: 0.4-0.6 mg/kg/hr.

Child: Patients not taking Teokap-SR or other xanthine medication: Loading dose: 4-5 mg/kg by infusion over 20-30 min. Maintenance dose: 1-9 yr Initially, 0.8-1 mg/kg/hr; >9-12 yr Initially, 0.7-0.77 mg/kg/hr.

Elderly: Lower doses should be used.

Hepatic impairment: Reduce dose.

Incompatibility: Y-site: Cefepime, hetastarch in normal saline, phenytoin, ceftazidime. Syringe: Ceftriaxone.

Special Populations: Reduce dose in patients w/ cor pulmonale, heart failure, liver disease and fever. Smokers and those who consume alcohol may require higher maintenance dose.

HOW SHOULD I USE TEOKAP-SR?

Use Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Some foods may change the effectiveness or increase the side effects of Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules. Talk to your doctor about how you should take Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules with regard to food. Do not suddenly change your diet or eating habits without first checking with your doctor.
  • Swallow Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
  • Take Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules at about the same time(s) each day. If you are using more than 1 dose per day, try to take the second dose 10 to 12 hours after your first dose and before the evening meal. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about how to take Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules.
  • If you are using 1 dose per day, take Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules in the morning unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • Continue to take Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Teokap-SR sustained-release capsules.

USES OF TEOKAP-SR IN DETAILS

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

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