Compare Cinqair vs. Theophylline

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats severe asthma.

Cinqair (reslizumab) works well to prevent severe asthma attacks and improves your breathing when other asthma medicines haven't worked for you, but it may be expensive.

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Upsides
  • You'll need to go in for your Cinqair (reslizumab) infusion only once every 4 weeks.
  • Cinqair (reslizumab) can reduce the frequency of asthma attacks and significantly raise lung capacity making it easier to breathe.
  • Unlike other similar medicines, Cinqair (reslizumab) doesn't increase your risk of urinary tract infections or cause headaches.
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Downsides
  • You'll need to be okay getting an infusion that takes up to 50 minutes to get the full dose.
  • Cinqair (reslizumab) can make you more vulnerable to getting certain types of infections.
  • Unlike other alternatives for asthma, this drug can sometimes cause a severe life-threatening allergic reaction.
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Used for
  • Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercise-induced asthma; Prophylaxis Nocturnal asthma
  • Apnea in the newborn; Adjunct Nocturnal asthma
Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
The Cinqair (reslizumab) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Theo-24 (Theophylline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Life-threatening allergic reaction
  • Sudden breathing problems (asthma attacks)
  • Abnormal tissue growth
  • Using corticosteroids
  • Parasitic infections
    • Helminth infections
  • Eosinophillic conditions
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