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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

Theophylline (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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