Pharmacology of Anti-Asthma Xanthines

  • C. G. A. Persson
  • R. Pauwels
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 98)


The xanthine drugs are clinically effective in asthma. In select patients they produce therapeutc effects which cannot be accomplished by other drugs, singly or in combination, however high the dosages. Hence, if we can learn more about the mode of action of theophylline, the major anti-asthma xanthine, we may gain new insights into the mechanisms of asthma. The pharmacology of anti-asthma xanthines remains a topical field for experimental and clinical research.


Allergy Clin Immunol Allergen Challenge Acute Severe Asthma Oral Theophylline Antiasthma Drug 
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