Aminophylline (By injection)
Bronchodilator (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Aminophylline belongs to a group of medicines known as bronchodilators. Bronchodilators are medicines that relax the muscles in the bronchial tubes (air passages) of the lungs. They relieve cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing by increasing the flow of air through the bronchial tubes.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to aminophylline, theophylline, or ethylenediamine.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart rhythm problems, heart failure, lung, liver, or kidney disease, a stomach ulcer, or an underactive thyroid. Tell your doctor if you have a history of seizures or smoking.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fast or uneven heartbeat
Increase in how much or how often you urinate
Lightheadedness or fainting
Rapid breathing or trouble breathing
Seizures or tremors
Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Headache or trouble sleeping
Muscle pain, or unusual tiredness or weakness
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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