Medicine Overview of Aminophylin Injection
Side Effects of Aminophylin are Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Nausea, Skin rash.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Aminophylin Injection is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.
In Depth Information on Aminophylin Injection
- It is better to take Aminophylin Injection in the evening around 7-8 pm for protection against asthma symptoms throughout the night.
Aminophylin Injection will not work for sudden wheezing or asthma attacks once they start. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
- Not as effective as steroid inhalers for asthma.
- Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.
Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with the kidney, liver or heart disease, or have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
- Taking Aminophylin Injection can reduce the requirement of steroids by 50%.
Aminophylin Injection related warnings
Aminophylin Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Aminophylin Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Aminophylin Injection is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Aminophylin Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Aminophylin Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aminophylin Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Aminophylin Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aminophylin Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Aminophylin Injection
Q. Is Aminophylin a steroid/ an antibiotic?
Aminophylin is not a steroid or antibiotic, it belongs to xanthine derivatives class of medications
Q. Is aminophylline same as theophylline?
No. Aminophylline is a complex of theophylline and ethylenediamine
Q. Does Aminophylin cause dyspnea/ diuresis/ bradycardia/ tachycardia?
Aminophylin is known to cause dyspnea, diuresis or tachycardia. However, it does not cause bradycardia. Consult your doctor, if you experience any side effects.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Aminophylin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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