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Theophylline chemical structure


Theophylline

3,7-dihydro-1,3-dimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione (or 1,3-dimethylxanthine)
CAS number
58-55-9
ATC code
R03DA04
Chemical formula C7H8N4O2
Molecular weight 180.16 Da
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Elimination half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Pregnancy category Australia: A
USA: C
Legal status N/A
Delivery  ?

Theophylline is a methylxanthine drug and is used in therapy for respiratory diseases. It bears structural and pharmacological similarity to caffeine. It is naturally found in black tea and green tea.

The main actions of theophylline are:

The use of theophylline is complicated by the fact that it interacts with various drugs, chiefly cimetidine and phenytoin.

The main therapeutic uses of theophylline are:

  • chronic obstructive diseases of the airways
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