THEO - DUR / THEOPHYLLINE
Theophylline is a drug commonly used by asthmatics andthose with emphysema (COPD). It is a bronchodilator that directly relaxes the smooth musclesof the bronchial airways and pulmonary blood vessels (coronary vasodilator). Because of thismechanism of action, this drug also produces actions such as cardiac stimulation, diuretic action,cerebral stimulation, and skeletal muscle stimulation. The appropriate test for this drug is a Theophylline level.