Aminophylline

Information about Aminophylline

Aminophylline Uses

Aminophylline is used in the treatment and prevention of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

How Aminophylline works

Aminophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

Common side effects of Aminophylline

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
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Expert advice for Aminophylline

  • You have been prescribed Aminophylline for prevention and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor potassium level and the level of this medicine in your body.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver or heart disease, or if you have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Frequently asked questions for Aminophylline

Aminophylline

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 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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