Franol Tablet

Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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What is Franol?

Franol Tablet is used for Asthma, Breathing difficulties, Cold or allergies, Shortness of breath, Wheezing, Chest tightness and other conditions. Franol Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Franol Tablet contains Ephedrine Hcl and Theophylline as active ingredients.
Franol Tablet works by relaxing muscles and opening air passages; relaxing the air passages and constricting the blood vessels;
Detailed information related to Franol Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Franol Tablet Uses

Franol Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
  • Asthma
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Cold or allergies
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Interruption of breathing in newborns
  • Nasal swelling
  • Franol Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed here.
Learn more: Uses

Franol Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Franol Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:

Franol Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

Franol Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Franol Tablet - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Franol Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
Learn more: Side-effects

Franol Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Franol Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Angle-closure glaucoma
  • Avoid drinking or eating foods high in caffeine
  • Breastfeeding
  • Children
  • Consult a doctor if you are taking aminophylline or xanthines
  • Consult a doctor in case you have cardiac failure, hypertension, epilepsy, hyperthyroidism, renal or hepatic dysfunction

Franol Tablet - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Franol Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Franol Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Adenosine
  • Albuterol
  • Alcohol
  • Allopurinol
  • Aminoglutethimide
  • Amiodarone
Learn more: Interactions

Franol Tablet - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Franol Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Franol Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Learn more: Contraindications

Where to Buy Franol Tablet

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Franol Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Franol Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Theophylline: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Ephedrine Hcl: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Franol Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
    • Theophylline: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Ephedrine Hcl: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Franol Tablet be used for asthma and breathing difficulties?
    Yes, asthma and breathing difficulties are among the most common reported uses for Franol Tablet. Please do not use Franol Tablet for asthma and breathing difficulties without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Franol Tablet.
  • How long do I need to use Franol Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported within 2 hours and 1 day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Franol Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Franol Tablet.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Franol Tablet? website users have reported once a day and other as the most common frequency of using Franol Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Franol Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Franol Tablet.
  • Should I consume Franol Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Franol Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Franol Tablet.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Franol Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Franol Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Franol Tablet

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 1, 2, 3, 4

Overdosage of Franol Tablet

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Franol Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 5, 6, 7

Storage of Franol Tablet

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Franol Tablet.
References: 8, 9, 10, 11

Expired Franol Tablet

  • Taking a single dose of expired Franol Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 12, 13

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Franol Tablet

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Franol Tablet - Packages and Strengths

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Franol Tablet - Manufacturers

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Franol Tablet - Demographic Information


  1. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  2. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  3. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  4. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  5. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  6. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  9. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  10. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  12. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  13. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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