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Trying to figure out what happened.Did the doctor give my preemie theophylline or theo-dur?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: They could have.
Theophylline is a respiratory stimulant that can help premature neonates avoid apnea episodes.

In brief: They could have.
Theophylline is a respiratory stimulant that can help premature neonates avoid apnea episodes.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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