Which medications in the drug class Methylxanthines are used in the treatment of Pediatric Asthma?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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Methylxanthines

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

Theophylline (Theo-24, Theochron)

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


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