What is the mechanism of action of Xanthine Derivatives( CNS Stimulant)?

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Swagat K. Soni's picture

Xanthine derivatives may antagonize the effects of endogenous and exogenous adenosine Ref : http://www.jirdc.org/Files/Formulary/dd30765.html

Swagat K. Soni Anand Pharmacy college M.Pharm (Pharmacology)

Mridula jayaraman's picture

thank u for the answer. but can u just explain it more vastly so that we readers can understand more easily. pls. give a bit of detailed mechanism.

mridula jayaraman

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Anonymous's picture


Xanthine derivatives have inhibitory effect on an enzyme namely phosphodiesterase that breakdowns cAMP and decreases levels of cAMP, resulting in bronchodilation and smooth muscle relaxation.


Syed Maqbool Raza

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