Theophylline and Gastric erosions - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Gastric erosions is reported only by a few people who take Theophylline.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Theophylline and have Gastric erosions. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 17,433 people who have side effects while taking Theophylline from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Aug, 12, 2022

17,433 people reported to have side effects when taking Theophylline.
Among them, 5 people (0.03%) have Gastric erosions.

What is Theophylline?

Theophylline has active ingredients of theophylline. It is often used in asthma. eHealthMe is studying from 16,804 Theophylline users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Gastric erosions?

Gastric erosions (gradual destruction of surface layer of the membrane lining the stomach) is found to be associated with 466 drugs and 61 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Theophylline and Gastric erosions reports submitted per year:

Could Theophylline cause Gastric erosions?

Gender of people who have Gastric erosions when taking Theophylline *:

  • female: 20 %
  • male: 80 %

Age of people who have Gastric erosions when taking Theophylline *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 80 %

Common drugs people take besides Theophylline *:

  1. Vioxx: 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Spironolactone: 2 people, 40.00%
  3. Ranitidine Hydrochloride: 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Indomethacin: 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Doxycycline: 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Acetylcysteine: 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Verapamil Hcl: 1 person, 20.00%
  8. Torsemide: 1 person, 20.00%
  9. Metoclopramide Hydrochloride: 1 person, 20.00%
  10. Metoclopramide: 1 person, 20.00%

Common side effects people have besides Gastric erosions *:

  1. Weakness: 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer): 2 people, 40.00%
  3. Duodenal Ulcer Haemorrhage (bleeding duodenal ulcer): 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Faeces Discolored: 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Hiatal Hernia (hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm): 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools): 2 people, 40.00%
  8. Abdominal Pain Upper: 2 people, 40.00%
  9. Heart Attack: 1 person, 20.00%
  10. Haemoglobin Decreased: 1 person, 20.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Heart Attack: 1 person, 20.00%
  2. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 1 person, 20.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Theophylline and have Gastric erosions?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on theophylline (the active ingredients of Theophylline) and Theophylline (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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