respiratory
COPD

No role for add-on theophylline to prevent COPD exacerbations


Low-dose theophylline does not significantly reduce the number of exacerbations in patients with COPD when added to inhaled corticosteroids, new results show. The findings from the TWICS (Theophylline With Inhaled CorticoSteroids) trial do not support the use of low-dose theophylline as adjunctive therapy to inhaled corticosteroids for prevention of COPD exacerbations, UK investigators concluded. The ...

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