A 46-year-old member asked:
does aminophylline cure asthma?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia answered
31 years experience Pediatrics
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 on Jun 18, 2012
Dr. Stevan Cordas answered
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Answered on Jul 28, 2012
Dr. Steven Cohen answered
22 years experience Sports Medicine
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 on Jul 8, 2015
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