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J R Soc Med. 1983 November; 76(11): 917–919.
PMCID: PMC1439661

Prescribing habits for theophylline preparations.


Information concerning the prescriptions for theophylline preparations for a group of 80 inpatients and 55 outpatients were examined. Slow-release preparations were overwhelmingly preferred. The majority of patients were receiving low daily doses of theophylline or equivalent, and serum drug level monitoring was almost non-existent.

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  • Jackson SH, Wright JM. Sustained serum theophylline concentrations during chronic twice daily administration of a slow release preparation. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 1983;24(2):205–208. [PubMed]
  • Jenne JW, Wyze MS, Rood FS, MacDonald FM. Pharmacokinetics of theophylline. Application to adjustment of the clinical dose of aminophylline. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1972 May-Jun;13(3):349–360. [PubMed]

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