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Theophylline

Introduction

Name

  • Theophylline.

Class of drug

  • Methylxanthine.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



Phenobarbitone
Cimetidine
  • Plasma theophylline levels may be increased Cimetidine.
Diltiazem
  • Plasma theophylline levels may be increased Diltiazem.
ErythromycinVerapamil
  • Plasma theophylline levels may be increased Verapamil.
PancuroniumPhenytoin
  • Theophylline may decrease the effects Phenytoin.
Beta-adrenergic blockers, eg propranololAnesthetics
  • There is an increased risk of dysrrhythmias if theophylline is administered with halothane Halothane.
  • There is an increased incidence of seizures with ketamine Ketamine.
  • Hyperesthesia seen in cats.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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