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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiasthmatic agent


Non-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor

Cardiac stimulant

Chemical Name

1H-Purine-2,6-dione, 3,7-dihydro-7-(2-hydroxyetyl)-1,3-dimetyl-

Foreign Names

  • Etofyllinum (Latin)
  • Etofyllin (German)
  • Etofylline (French)
  • Etofilina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Etofillina (OS: DCIT)
  • Etofylline (OS: BAN)
  • Étofylline (OS: DCF)
  • Ascorphylline (IS)
  • Hydroxyaethyltheophyllinum (IS)
  • Mediphyllin (IS)
  • Etofyllin (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Etofylline (PH: BP 2012, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Etofyllinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Albutamol [+ Salbutamol, + Bromhexine]
    Centaur, India
  • Bronchilet [+ Salbutamol]
    AHPL, India
  • Deriphyllin [+ Theophylline]
    Zydus, India; Zydus Cadila, Myanmar
  • Deriphyllin Retard [+ Theophylline]
    Zydus, India
  • Oxantil [+ Theophylline]
    BB Pharma, Czech Republic; BB Pharma, Slovakia
  • Oxyphyllin
    Noventis, Czech Republic; Noventis, Slovakia
  • Relasmin [+ Theophylline]
    Tablets, India
  • Solphyllin [+ Theophyll]
    Al Pharm, South Africa


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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