3.1.3 Theophylline

Brand name prescribing is recommended due to variations in bioavailability

Uniphyllin Continus®
  • Tablets 200mg, 300mg, 400mg (£2.96 = 200mg twice daily)

Indications

Dose

  • Refer to product literature
Phyllocontin Continus®
  • Tablets 225mg (£2.40 = one twice daily)
  • Forte tablets 350mg (£4.22 = one twice daily)

Indications

Dose

  • Refer to product literature
Slo-phyllin®
  • Capsules 60mg, 125mg, 250mg (£4.34 = 250mg twice daily)

Indications

Dose

  • Refer to product literature
Aminophylline
  • Injection 25mg/ml

Notes

  1. Significant risk of drug interactions with theophylline and aminophylline; See BNF
  2. Particular care needs to be exercised on initiation of therapy. Prescribers who are unfamiliar with the prescribing of this drug are strongly advised to read the Manufacturer's Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and the UCL Injectable Medicines Administration Guide.

 

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