Theophylline is primarily a bronchial dilator, indicated in the treatment of reversible airways obstruction, such as COPD and severe acute asthma.
Therapeutic drug monitoring Assessment of toxicity: symptoms include tachycardia, palpitation, nausea and other gastrointestinal disturbances, headache, CNS stimulation, insomnia, arrhythmias and convulsions, especially if given rapidly by intravenous injection
|Sample & container required||SST (gold top)|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Turnaround time||1 day|