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Can theophylline for asthma show up as an opiate or other illegal substance in employment drug tests?
Please Clarify: The question left for us here is why do you keep asking this question when you have been told that no. It will not show up as an illegal substance. ...Read more
Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?
Methylxanthine: This class of drugs is called methylxanthines and are typically given today as oral pills. They may improve the contractions of the diaphragm and also improve a patients response to bronchodilators like albuterol. Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, tremor and fast heart rate. ...Read more
Medicine and in tea: Theophylline is an older drug used to treat asthma or copd, it works as a bronchodilator. It requires monitoring of drug levels so is not often used anymore except in difficult to manage cases. It naturally occurs in black tea, and is degraded by the liver to caffeine. ...Read more
Monoclonal: For standardization, essentially all antibodies used in lab assays nowadays are monoclonals. ...Read more
Singulair (montelukast) and theoph: depends on whether your doctor has prescribed them together. There is normally not a significant interaction between the two. ...Read more
Avoid combination: Both drugs may interfere with the metabolism of the other, and the combination could potentially create both blood pressure and cardiovascular complications. Not sure why an individual might be taking a drug for asthma and alzheimer's in this fashion, but need to spend some time with your doctor and get this explained. ...Read more
Didn't declare theophylline to employer but i was taking it until month back. Will it show up in blood work that I have been taking it until recently?
Changing stories: Sometimes our true pathologies are shown to the doctor whether we want to or not. I think the changing story is getting to be a bit bizarre. Your question has been repeatedly asked and answered. ...Read more
Respiratory stimulnt: The caffeine in many teas are chemicals called methylxanthines. These have a mild respiratory stimulant effect. Caffeine is a cousin of aminophyllin, but there is no theophyllin in tea. Teas may be have a mild soothing effect, but their use in management of true asthma events is meager at best. ...Read more
Theophylline: Theophylline and caffeine are two "stimulant" medications that a neonatologist may use to improve the breathing pattern in a premi with apnea. Theo-dur is the name of the same drug packaged and used as an oral medication for older kid or adult asthma. It is seldom used today since their are alternative meds with fewer side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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