Sleep quality and nocturnal respiratory function with once-daily theophylline (Uniphyl) and inhaled salbutamol in patients with COPD.

Abstract

We compared the effects of evening administration of sustained-release theophylline (Uniphyl) and qid inhaled beta 2-agonist (salbutamol, two 100-micrograms puffs) on sleep quality and nocturnal oxygen saturation in 20 patients with COPD. Patients with FEV1 less than 70% predicted and FEV1/FVC ratio less than 70% were eligible to participate in this double… (More)

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