Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the lungs and chest, making the lungs less sensitive to allergens and other causes of bronchospasm. Theophylline is used to treat symptoms such as wheezing or shortness of breath caused by asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other breathing problems Theophylline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Uniphyl is a bronchodilator that is used in the treatment of chronic lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Uniphyl belongs to the methylxanthines group of drugs and works by relaxing airway muscles, which open airway passages and allow more air to enter the lungs. This helps in relieving chest tightness, wheezing and shortness of breath.