Which medications in the drug class Theophylline derivatives are used in the treatment of Mold Allergy?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Theophylline derivatives

These agents directly relax smooth muscles of bronchial airways and pulmonary blood vessels, acting as bronchodilators and smooth muscle relaxants. They are used to supplement other asthma drugs, typically in moderately severe or severe asthma. Their effects in other forms of pulmonary diseases (eg, ABPA, ABPM, EAA) are unknown, though anecdotal evidence indicates that they have been tried in the chronic stage of the diseases.

Theophylline (Theo-24, Theolair)

Theophylline is available in a wide variety of dosage forms (tab, cap, extended release [ER], sprinkles, liquid), which enables ease of dosing. It is indicated for treatment of asthma, especially moderate-to-severe forms, as a supplement to other anti-inflammatory drugs.


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