theophylline, Elixophyllin, Theo-24, (Theolair, Uniphyl Theo-Dur, and Slo-Phyllin-discontinued)

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GENERIC NAME: theophylline

BRAND NAMES: Elixophyllin, Theo-24

DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theolair, Uniphyl Theo-Dur, Slo-Phyllin

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Theophylline is used for the relief and prevention of airway narrowing (bronchospasm) in patients with asthma. Theophylline also can be used in treating patients with emphysema and chronic bronchitis when their symptoms are related to reversible airway narrowing. Theophylline can be administered together with other bronchodilators, such as albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil) for added bronchodilator effect.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects are:

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