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Can You Get Elixophyllin (Theophylline) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Elixophyllin (Theophylline) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Theophylline. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for [Theophylline, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Elixophyllin (Theophylline)?

Theophylline belongs to a class of drugs called xanthines, which help prevent wheezing and shortness of breath.

Theophylline is also sold under various brand names including Uniphyl, Theochron, Theo 24, and Elixophyllin.

Theophylline should be taken every day for maximum effectiveness.

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Theophylline FAQs

How does Theophylline work?

Like other xanthines, theophylline works by opening breathing passages, relaxing muscles, and decreasing your lungs’ response to irritants. This all helps prevent incidents of wheezing or shortness of breath.

Theophylline dosage and treatment

Always follow your doctor’s dosage instructions.

Dosages will vary greatly depending on a variety of factors. The most typical dosage is 300 mg to 600 mg split into several doses throughout the day.

Benefits of Theophylline

Theophylline helps prevent shortness of breath and wheezing.

Fewer episodes of breathing trouble can lead to an increased quality of life and less time missed at work or school.

Side Effects of Theophylline

As with any medication, theophylline does carry a risk of side effects.

While theophylline is generally considered safe, you could experience side effects like:

  • Fainting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Abdominal pain
  • Muscle cramps
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Irregular, slow, or fast heartbeat
  • Increased urination
  • Shakiness
  • Seizures
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Rapid or pounding pulse
  • Rash
  • Serious allergic reaction

Theophylline Interactions

Theophylline may interact with certain medications. Be sure to tell your doctor about every medication you take, including supplements, vitamins, and over the counter medications.

Especially be sure to mention any of the following:

  • Azithromycin (Zithromax)
  • Epinephrine
  • Allopurinol (Zyloprim)
  • Ephedrine
  • Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
  • Phenylephrine
  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Phenylpropanolamine
  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  • Erythromycin
  • Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Dipyridamole
  • Propranolol (Inderal)
  • Febuxostat
  • Prednisone (Deltasone)
  • Riociguat
  • Rifampin (Rifadin)
  • Tetracycline (Sumycin)
  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • Oral contraceptives

Considerations and Precautions of Theophylline

Theophylline may cause complications if you have certain other medical conditions.

Be sure to share your entire medical history with your doctor, especially:

Theophylline and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of taking theophylline if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Your doctor may change your dosage or suggest another medication.

If you become pregnant while taking theophylline, contact your doctor right away.

Theophylline passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant.

Talk to your doctor before taking theophylline if you are breastfeeding.

Can you get Theophylline online?

Federal law requires everybody to talk to a doctor before getting any prescription medication.

Luckily with PlushCare, you can have a phone or video appointment with a doctor who is licensed in your state. If that doctor decides that theophylline (or another medication) is appropriate for you, they can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy.


Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.


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