Who should not take Theophylline?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • diabetes
  • cystic fibrosis
  • alcoholism
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • cor pulmonale
  • chronic heart failure
  • fluid in the lungs
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • acute inflammation of the liver
  • liver problems
  • seizures
  • fever for many days
  • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
  • third trimester of pregnancy
  • tobacco smoking
  • stop smoking
  • multiple organ failure
  • chronic cannabis smoker
  • sepsis

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