Theophylline User Reviews & Ratings
Brand names: Theo-24 Elixophyllin
Theophylline has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 17 reviews on Drugs.com. 81% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 13% reported a negative experience.
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|Asthma, acute||4 reviews for Asthma, acute||167 medications|
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Reviews for Theophylline
- Ms Val
- April 24, 2009
Theo-24 (theophylline) for Asthma, Maintenance "I am 53 years old. In the past I have accepted the fact that I will always have shortness of breath. However, it became worse. I was referred to a Pulmonolgist and he started me on Theo-24. This medication is the best thing that could have happened to me. I can breath again. May 1st I will be able to resume my exercise at the gym. The next thing I want to do is be able to run. I have not done that in such a long time. I am happy with the results. And now I feel like I can live a normal life without experiencing SOB with every step I take. A wonderful product. Thanks."
- June 28, 2009
Theo-24 (theophylline) for Asthma, Maintenance "I've been taking Theo 24 300mg for about 24 years now for my asthma. I haven't had any problems with side effects and rarely use my rescue inhaler. It has really helped my asthma and I would recommend it to others to try."
- July 27, 2008
Uniphyl (theophylline) for Asthma, Maintenance "This is the only medication I take for acute asthma. I have been on this medication for 19 years and have only been to the emergency room twice in 19 years. So what do you think. I am also a professional nurse. Uniphyl 400mg twice a day. It's the best."
- July 12, 2010
Uniphyl (theophylline) for Asthma, Maintenance "I have used theophylline for many years. This medicine gives me an excellent quality of life, with near perfect control of my chronic asthma (along with the use of an albuterol and steroid inhaler, as needed). I tried switching to Singulair several years ago. Within a month, my asthma was really bad."
- May 2, 2013
For Asthma, Maintenance "My experience theophylline is great. I only used theophylline as needed when I have a asthma attack, I used for 1-2 weeks with my rescue inhaler and in 1-2 week my asthma goes away for a long time. I only get asthma when I get a cold so for me this works, recently my PCP told me they do not recommended theophylline but I told her this its the only medication that works for me. "
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- March 24, 2020
For Asthma, Maintenance "I was prescribed theophylline in September 1979...I have taken it ever since. I am sure that it has saved my life because when I started it, I could hardly breathe. The only problem I have with the drug is I have to be careful with drug interactions as it doesn't play nicely with a LOT of other drugs. I am 77 years old now and it is the only prescription drug that I have to take...I think that's a pretty good track record for the drug."
- June 25, 2010
Uniphyl (theophylline) for Asthma, acute "My Asthma came back when I was around 45 years old. My doctors couldn't find any medication that would help. It was so bad I couldn't go outside or open a door in the house. I spent several hours taking breathing treatments each day. Then I was given a prescription for Uniphyl. Everything changed for me when I started taking it. It is a miracle drug."
- Taken for 5 to 10 years
- January 23, 2016
For Asthma, Maintenance "I took theophylline as a child for 5 years, and it's hard for me to give it a rating. It saved my life. I had asthma so bad that nothing else could control it, and there were no alternatives available then. However, it has damaged my heart, and I now must take a Beta-Blocker daily to control my chronic tachycardia. Someday, my heart may wear out sooner than it should have. But I guess if I hadn't been on theophylline, I wouldn't have made it to age 11. If there is any alternative that can work for you, please try it first. If this is literally your lifesaver, then the long term heart effects are worth the trade off. Not everyone who takes this long term gets heart damage, but it's very likely. It's rarely prescribed due to this."
- September 22, 2019
For Asthma, Maintenance "I have had borderline COPD commingled with asthma. 16 months ago I had my first flare-up that required prednisone to deal with it. While pred. knocked it down, it came back regularly until within 4 months I needed 25mg pred. about twice a week just to be able to breathe. Over this time I was worked through the full COPD treatment decision tree (Lama/laba/ICS in various combos), all to no long term effect. Seven months ago I finally got my doctor to prescribe theophylline. The only reason I knew about it is that my 83 year old mother also has COPD/Asthma, and theo. works for her (again, after all inhalers failed). It took a month before it really cut in, but I have my life back. Note I am also using spiolto plus alvesco. Before the theophylline, the alvesco worked effect for a few months, then zilch, while the spiolto never worked. After three weeks on theo. (1.5 x 250 mg Nuellin daily), they both seemed to start working, especially the spiolto."
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- Taken for 1 to 6 months
- April 27, 2016
For Asthma, acute "My asthma has been uncontrolled for years. I have tried everything under the sun to help. My doctor put me on theophylline....the first week I thought I would die from the nausea...then...wow...I was almost normal!!!! I had not felt that great in forever!!!! I went back to my doctor...told him...his response...I'm sorry but I can't keep you on this medication. I was so upset I couldn't even ask...why? It was like a miracle for me. Now I'm back to suffering everyday of my life."
- November 5, 2015
Quibron-T (theophylline) for Asthma, acute "Having taken this vile, awful-tasting garbage growing up to treat my asthma, I would say it's about as effective as a placebo. It did absolutely nothing for my asthmatic issues. If one can avoid taking this, all the better. "
- Taken for 10 years or more
- October 21, 2022
For Asthma, acute "Having been born with asthma into a military family, theophylline was the first medicine military doctors would turn to in the 1970s-1980s. My life was absolutely miserable with the side effects. In my teen years, I was up to 1600 mg/day and still having asthma attacks requiring a trip to the emergency room with possible overnight admissions. Once I turned 18, I sought out my own doctors on my own insurance and went to an asthma specialist which started my journey into an actual life including walking and/or running or just exercising. My asthma has been well controlled by taking an inhaled steroid like Breo as well as an allergy pill (zyrtec). That's it. I can't remember the last time I've had to use my rescue inhaler other than when getting a cold or flu. Please remember that doctors are using their "best guess" to figure out how to treat you and question them if the medication given doesn't seem like it's working. I wish I had an advocate when I was younger."
- Taken for 1 to 6 months
- February 23, 2020
For Asthma, Maintenance "Mild asthma returned when we got our puppy. Difficulty breathing requiring albuterol inhaler 2-3 times daily. Inhaler is a "rescue" and not to be for routine use. I returned to 150mg theophylline daily (evening - 2 hours before bed) and 1 tablet loratadine in the morning. The combination works superbly well. No heart issues, no sleep interruption or difficulty. I am within my optimum BMI range, generally good health, treated for mild hypertension, and age 70. I selected these two products because they are generics (therefore FDA finds them rather safe on their record) and I have no adverse events from them."
- Taken for 1 to 6 months
- March 28, 2022
For Asthma, Maintenance "I have COPD from smoking and black mold and green mold (corn mold). I have been on Theophylline 400MG twice daily: I have had to have oxygen available for two years anytime I am doing any activity. I have been taking Theophylline for 3 months. I can now do limited activities (I live alone, and am 76 years old) i.e. wash and fold clothes, wash dishes, strip and make the bed, etc. without my portable oxygen machine or oxygen generator. My sister was here today for first time in 5 months and she expressed how much better I looked (face used to be swollen from Predizone, which I had quit taking) and impressed by my activity level without oxygen. She has adult asthma and is 75 and lives alone. I have had no adverse side effects so far."
- Taken for 5 to 10 years
- July 29, 2023
For Asthma, Maintenance "I have used Theophylline for years during allergy season. It does not take much dosage for me, and it really reduces the need for a rescue inhaler. I am not sure why doctors don't prescribe this more often. It works, and there are minimal to no side effects for me on the dose that I take."
- September 2, 2020
Quibron-T (theophylline) for Asthma, Maintenance "Quibron-T is the worst tasting medicine ever. "
- Taken for 1 to 2 years
- September 26, 2021
For Apnea of Prematurity "350mg extended release capsule, once daily, haven't experienced any side effects."
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