Theophylline and Caffeine

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Also known as: Aminophylline, Nuelin, Phyllocontin, Slo-Phyllin, Uniphyllin
Formal name: Theophylline and Caffeine

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To measure the amount of theophylline or caffeine in the blood, to establish an appropriate dose and to maintain an appropriate level

When to Get Tested?

At the start of drug therapy and at regular intervals to monitor the drug’s levels; when indicated, to detect low or possible toxic concentrations

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm or from pricking an infant’s heel

Test Preparation Needed?

No specific test preparation is needed.