Active Ingredient(s): Theophylline, Aminophylline
FDA Approved: * May 15, 1979
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Asthma

Theophylline, also known as 1,3-dimethylxanthine, is a phosphodiesterase inhibiting drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma under a variety of brand names. As a member of the xanthine family, it bears structural and pharmacological similarity to theobromine and caffeine, and is readily found in nature, being present in tea (Camellia sinensis) and cocoa (Theobroma cacao). A small amount of theophylline is one of the products... [wikipedia]

* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.

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