Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Repeated USMLE Questions Step 1- 216
A 21 year old medical student with a history of asthma presents to the clinic for medication refill. He discussed with his physician the pros and cons of treatment with theophylline. One of the disadvantages of using theophylline is low toxic threshold.
Which of these drugs is used to treat theophylline toxicity?
Theophylline is a non-selective phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor used in the treatment of asthma and other pulmonary cases. Beta-blockers are the first line of treatment in cases of theophylline toxicity. Other drugs are not used in treatment of theophylline toxicity.
The correct answer is B