What is benefit of IV theophylline in the treatment of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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One study compared intravenous theophylline with intravenous terbutaline in critically ill children with refractory asthma and demonstrated equal therapeutic efficacy but significantly lower costs associated with theophylline use. [34]


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