Elixophyllin treats asthma and COPD. Don't start or stop smoking without first talking to your doctor. Smoking changes the way your body uses theophylline, and you may need to use a different dose.
Elixophyllin is a prescription medication used to treat chronic (ongoing) lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called methylxanthines. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways, which opens airway passages and allows more air to get into the lungs. This action relieves wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
Elixophyllin comes as a liquid to be taken by mouth. It is usually taken several times a day and will be based on the level of Elixophyllin in your system which will be determined by lab work.
Common side effects include nausea, headache, and insomnia.
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Uses of Elixophyllin
Elixophyllin is a prescription medication used to treat chronic (ongoing) lung diseases such as asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which includes emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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Elixophyllin Drug Class
Elixophyllin is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Elixophyllin
Common side effects include:
This is not a complete list of Elixophyllin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.