(Uniphyllin® , Theophylline)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - unlicensed
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as granules?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
No - Modified release products should not be crushed. These tablets must be swallowed whole and not broken, crushed or chewed as doing so may lead to a rapid release of theophylline with the potential for toxicity.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - M/R tablets
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Special - oral solution, oral suspension
Are specials or imports available?
On Specials Tariff
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes - check with mnufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Rapid release of theophylline with the potential for toxicity.