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What is Theophylline?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

Theophylline is an oral bronchodilator that is used to treat respiratory issues, like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

How Theophylline Works

Theophylline is a medicine that helps you breathe easier. It works by relaxing the muscles around the tubes in your lungs, making them wider. When these tubes are narrow, it’s harder to breathe, especially if you have asthma or COPD. Theophylline helps open them up, making it easier for air to flow in and out.

Side Effects of Using Theophylline

Theophylline, like many medications, can have side effects. While most people tolerate it well, some individuals may experience adverse reactions. It’s essential to be aware of potential side effects and know what to do if you encounter them.

Here are some common side effects of Theophylline:

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Nervousness or Jitters
  • Headache
  • Upset Stomach

If you are experiencing any of these side effects, speak with your GP for further medical guidance. 

For more information on the side effects of Theophylline, please visit the official Asthma + Lung UK website.

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