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Does aminophylline cure asthma?

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No cure-but helps-: In the 1960s &1970s, theophylline was a popular option for the treatment of chronic stable asthma, largely because of the disadvantages of alternative therapies. Theophylline has potential toxic side effects, necessitating monitoring of serum levels (blood test). Standard modern therapy now comprises of inhaled nebulized β2 agonists (albuterol) and inhaled/systemic corticosteroids.

Answered 6/18/2012

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No: Nothing "cures" asthma, but aminophylline is a medication that was used in the past as a first line treatment to relieve and prevent symptoms. It still can be used, but with inhaled steroids and long acting broncodilators, it has fallen out of favor.

Answered 7/8/2015

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It Helps: No, but may control the symptoms. It is not used these days as much as the past, because it had more side effects than current therapy, which also seems to work better.

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