Nuelin-SR 250mg Tablets 100


Drug Name: theophylline
Our Price $9.99
PBS $17.27
Concession $5.20
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Nuelin-SR 250mg Tablets 100

Nuelin-SR 250mg Tablets 100

Product ID: 56433

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Nuelin-SR tablets. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. If you need any more information about Nuelin-SR tablets, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risk of you taking Nuelin-SR against the benefits it can have for you. If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet with the medicine. You may want to read it again.

What NUELIN-SR is used for
Nuelin-SR is used to treat asthma and other conditions where breathing is difficult. It also helps to prevent asthma attacks. The active ingredient in Nuelin-SR is theophylline, which causes the muscle lining of the airways to relax.

Nuelin-SR is a slow release medicine which means each tablet works for about 12 hours.

Your doctor may prescribe Nuelin-SR for another purpose. If you are not sure why you are taking this medicine, ask your doctor.

Before using NUELIN-SR
When you must not use NUELIN-SR
Do not use Nuelin-SR if you are allergic to theophylline, aminophylline or caffeine, or to any of the ingredients listed under "Product Description".
Do not use Nuelin-SR after the "use-by" date on the bottle.
Nuelin-SR is a prescription medicine and has been prescribed for you only. Do not give it to anyone else even if their condition is the same as yours.
Do not use Nuelin-SR to treat an asthma attack. Use a reliever inhaler such as Airomir instead.
Before you start to use NUELIN-SR
Tell your doctor if you have a stomach ulcer or reflux; an irregular or rapid heartbeat or any other heart disease; very high blood pressure; any viral infections or lung infections; or any liver disease; thyroid disease or lung disease.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Your doctor or pharmacist can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines for your asthma.
Some medicines may affect the way Nuelin SR works. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication, in particular:

Antibiotics such as erythromycin (Eryc and others), clarithromycin (Klacid), ciprofloxacin (Ciproxin), enoxacin (Enoxin) or rifampicin (Rifadin and others)
Cimetidine (Tagamet and Magicul)
Allopurinol (Zyloprim and others)
Propranolol (Inderal and others)
Verapamil (Isoptin and others)
Mexiletine (Mexitil)
Phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbitone or carbamazepine (Tegretol and others)
Tacrine (Cognex)
Thiabendazole (Mintezol)
Oral contraceptives (the Pill)
Flu vaccine
Any remedies that you buy without a prescription, especially cold and flu medicines and products containing St John's wort.
Also tell your doctor if you drink any alcohol or if you smoke cigarettes or marijuana.
How to take NUELIN-SR
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. The dose for adults is usually one tablet twice a day. However, this dose may be increased or decreased by your doctor.

For children over 2 years old, the dose of Nuelin-SR depends on the weight of the child. Nuelin-SR is not suitable for children younger than 2 years of age.

Nuelin-SR tablets should be taken every 12 hours. Take Nuelin-SR with a full glass of water and DO NOT chew or crush the tablets. You can take Nuelin-SR with or immediately after food so that it does not upset your stomach.

While you are using NUELIN-SR
Nuelin-SR helps to prevent asthma attacks. Always take Nuelin-SR regularly, as your doctor has told you to, even if you are not suffering any asthma symptoms. If you think your asthma is getting worse or if you suffer asthma attacks, please consult your doctor immediately.

Nuelin-SR will not give you relief during an asthma attack. If you have an asthma attack, please use your relieving inhaler (such as Airomir, Ventolin, Asmol or Bricanyl). Nuelin-SR works best when there is a certain amount of theophylline, the active ingredient, in your blood. Your doctor may sometimes need to take samples of your blood to check the level of theophylline.

If you forget to take NUELIN-SR
If you forget to take Nuelin-SR, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is more than 4 hours late, skip the dose that you missed. Take your next dose at the normal time. Never take a double dose to make up for a dose you have missed.

If you have trouble remembering when to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for some hints.

If you take too much NUELIN-SR
Telephone your doctor or immediately go to casualty at your nearest hospital if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much Nuelin-SR even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. If you take too much Nuelin-SR you may feel sick and vomit. You may feel irritable, agitated or anxious. You may be unable to sleep. In severe cases, your heart may beat faster and irregularly and you may have a high body temperature, be very thirsty, be very confused and have fits.

Side Effects
All medicines can have side effects and this may occur with the normal use of Nuelin-SR. Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Nuelin-SR.

The more common side effects of Nuelin-SR include:

nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite
fast or irregular heartbeat
difficulty sleeping
feeling restless, nervous or irritable
Less common side effects include:

worsening of a stomach ulcer
blood in the vomit
abnormal heartbeat
low blood pressure
flushing, skin rash
rapid breathing
increased or decreased urine flow
blood in the urine
high blood glucose
hair loss
Very rare side effects include:

very irregular or faster heartbeat
If you have any side effect, even if it is not listed above, please tell your doctor.

Storage Conditions
Keep Nuelin-SR tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C.

Keep Nuelin-SR tablets where children cannot reach them. A locked cupboard one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicine.

Product Description
What NUELIN-SR tablets look like
Each bottle of Nuelin-SR contains 100 tablets.

Nuelin-SR 200 mg tablets (AUST R 59526) are small white tablets marked N/L on one side and 3M 200 on the other.

Nuelin-SR 250 mg tablets (AUST R 46069) are small white tablets marked N/L on one side and 3M 250 on the other.

Nuelin-SR 300 mg tablets (AUST R 59527) are small white tablets marked N/L on one side and 3M 300 on the other.

Nuelin-SR tablets contain 200mg, 250mg or 300mg of the active ingredient, theophylline. Nuelin-SR also contains the following inactive ingredients:

guar gum
magnesium stearate Nuelin-SR tablets do not contain gluten.
Nuelin-SR is made and supplied by:

iNova Pharmaceuticals (Aust) Pty Ltd
(ABN 88 000 222 408)
9-15 Chilvers Road
Thornleigh NSW 2120

Nuelin Syrup is distributed in New Zealand by:

Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Central Park Drive, Lincoln
Auckland 0610

This leaflet was prepared in August 2008.
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