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Aminophylline(100 mg)


Aminophylline(100 mg)


Aminophylline is used to relieve bronchospasm (constriction of airways) and difficulty in breathing associated with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is also used in heart failure (inability of heart to pump the blood) and apnea (temporary cessation of breathing especially during sleep) in premature infants.

How it works

Aminophylline, a xanthine derivative, is a complex of theophylline and ethylenediamine. Theophylline acts through many ways including action on phosphodiesterase enzyme and adenosine to expand the air passages of the lungs, which helps relieve chest tightness and wheezing (bronchospasm) causing relaxation of smooth muscle of the bronchial airways. It also has stimulant effect on respiration.

Common side effects

visual disturbances, feeling faint or dizzy, restlessness, abnormal levels of electrolytes in your blood, Hypersensitivity reactions with difficulty in breathing, feeling of dizziness or spinning, tummy pain, swelling of the eyelids, extreme thirst, heartburn, dyspepsia, signs of skin allergy such as a rash, not being able to sleep tremors, thumping heart beat or a change in your normal heart beat, itching or redness of skin and pain at the site of the injection., excited behavior, confusion, face or lips, diarrhea, fever, rash or itching ; feeling sick or being sick, fits, feeling anxious, headache, gastrointestinal bleeding


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Expert advice

  • Do not start and continue aminophylline and consult your doctor:if you are above 65 years; have a heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • Do not take aminophylline if you are already taking medication for asthma or COPD or cough.
  • Avoid smoking / alcohol while taking aminophylline.
  • Do not take aminophylline if you have glaucoma (raised pressure in eye); thyroid disease; seizure or any mental disorders.
  • Do not take aminophylline if you are suffering from a virus infection, such as flu or have recently had a flu injection.
  • Avoid using aminophylline if if you are pregnant and planning to become pregnant or taking pills to avoid pregnancy.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is aminophylline a steroid/ an antibiotic?
Aminophylline is not a steroid or antibiotic, it belongs to xanthine derivatives class of medications.

Q. Is aminophylline safe during pregnancy?
Aminophylline belongs to USFDA pregnancy C category. The drug may be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs the risk to the patient.

Q. Is aminophylline same as theophylline?
No. Aminophylline is a complex of theophylline and ethylenediamine.

Q. Does aminophylline cause dyspnea/ diuresis/ bradycardia/ tachycardia?
Aminophylline is known to cause dyspnea, diuresis or tachycardia. However, it does not cause bradycardia. Consult your doctor, if you experience any side effects.

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