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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 173) Last page : ( 174)
Print ISSN : 2231-5667. Online ISSN : 2231-5675.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5675.2020.00031.9

Review on methylxanthine, theobromine and theophylline

Jain Ritik S.*, Rathod Shital I., Patil Paresh A., Karnavat Dipesh R.

Department of Organic Chemistry, Ahinsa Institute of Pharmacy, Dondaicha Dist. Dhule

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ritikbadera390@gmail.com

Online published on 16 September, 2020.


Theobromine, formely known as xantheose is a bitter alkaloid of the cacao plant, with the chemical formula C7H8N4O2. It is found in chocolate, as well as in a number of other foods, including the leaves of tea plant, and the kola nut. Theophylline also known as 1,3-dimethylxanthine, is a methylxanthines drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and asthma under a variety of brand name. Methylxanthine is also derivative of xanthenes. These all three are mostly present in tea, and these chemical have some effective property related with respiratory tract disorder.



Methylxanthine, Theobromine, Theophylline, Xanthose, Immuno-modulatory action.


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