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Dr. Andrew Berry
6 doctors shared insights

Slo Bid (Overview)

Slo-bid is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


Dr. Aaron Milstone Dr. Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Whats theophylline or theo-dur?

Whats theophylline or theo-dur?

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

Dr. Andrew Berry
6 doctors shared insights

Slo Bid (Overview)

Slo-bid is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

No it cannot: Alwaystestclean.Com/false_positive_drug_test_list.Htm the most complete list of cross reactants that cause a false positive drug test on the internet. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Would it be safe for theophylline and donepezil to interact with one another?

Would it be safe for theophylline and donepezil to interact with one another?

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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Why would someone need a serum theophylline level?

Why would  someone  need a serum theophylline level?

Toxicity: Theophylline can have cardiac toxicity and it is important to measure serum levels to provide appropriate dose to stay below the toxic level. ...Read more

Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can taking theophylline for 6 months cause side effects in a preemie?

Can taking theophylline for 6 months cause side effects in a preemie?

Theophylline: Used to treat asthma, theophylline is safe for use during pregnancy and during lactation. Theophylline is also used for treatment of apnea in premature babies. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

What did the : Chromosomal Microarray reveal ? This is a baby for whom a team of "medical home " pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, audiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist Early Intervention therapists & a medical social worker/case manager & more is needed to assure funding, services, & family support for accurate diagnosis & management. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is theophylline good or bad?

Is theophylline good or bad?

Effective: Somewhat effective in persistent asthma as a third-line agent. ...Read more

Dr. Aaron Milstone Dr. Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Whats theophylline or theo-dur?

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

Dr. William Walsh Dr. Walsh
Addiction Medicine
13 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: theophylline?

What is the definition or description of: theophylline?

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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Why would someone need a serum theophylline level?

Toxicity: Theophylline can have cardiac toxicity and it is important to measure serum levels to provide appropriate dose to stay below the toxic level. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Why are babies given a stimulant like theophylline?

Why are babies given a stimulant like theophylline?

Respiratory stimulnt: Theophylline is a first cousin of caffeine.About 3 decades ago was found to stimulate respiratory centers in premature infants who occasionally forgot to breathe (apnea) & it or caffeine are both still used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please tell me, could i take theophylline and singular together?

D/W your doctor.: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs.Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2177-0,1654-1024) ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg Dr. Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
27 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What neurotransmitter does theophylline affect and how does it do this?

None: Theophylline does not affect any neurotransmitter. It affects the levels of a signaling molecule in the cell that results in relaxation of smooth muscle. It's not a particularly effective treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I was wondering is anti-theophylline antibody monoclonal or polyclonal preparation and why?

I was wondering is anti-theophylline antibody monoclonal or polyclonal preparation and why?

Monoclonal: For standardization, essentially all antibodies used in lab assays nowadays are monoclonals. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Elton Dr. Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
30 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Can you tell me if i could take theophylline and singular together?

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

Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Does the doctor give you theophylline or theo-dur?

Either: Theo-dur is a brand name (among several) for theophylline. It's the same thing. ...Read more

Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can taking theophylline for 6 months cause side effects in a preemie?

Theophylline: Used to treat asthma, theophylline is safe for use during pregnancy and during lactation. Theophylline is also used for treatment of apnea in premature babies. ...Read more