Which medications in the drug class Nonselective Phosphodiesterase Enzyme Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Asthma?

Updated: Nov 20, 2020
  • Author: Michael J Morris, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Nonselective Phosphodiesterase Enzyme Inhibitors

These agents are used for long-term control and prevention of symptoms, especially nocturnal symptoms.

Theophylline (Theo-24, Theochron, Ellixophyllin)

Theophylline is available in short- and long-acting formulations. Because of the need to monitor the drug levels, this agent is used infrequently. The dose and frequency of administration depend on the particular product selected.


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