Circadian variation in theophylline absorption during chronic dosing with a slow release theophylline preparation and the effect of clock time of dosing.


1. Eight volunteers were given seven doses of 200 mg of slow release theophylline at either 11.00 h and 23.00 h (regimen 1) or 17.00 h and 05.00 h (regimen 2). At the time of the sixth dose (60 h) hourly blood sampling was started and continued for 24 h. After at least 1 week volunteers crossed over to the other regimen. 2. Volunteers retired to bed at 23… (More)