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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Aminophylline (Overview)

Aminophylline is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Brand name version aminophylline?

Brand name version aminophylline?

Aminophylline: Norphyl, Phyllocontin. Truphylline, Mudrane (combined with antihistamines). ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
14 doctors shared insights

Aminophylline (Overview)

Aminophylline is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...Read more

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So how often do I have to take albuterol, prednisolone and aminophylline in order to reduce its side effects on the body.

So how often do I have to take albuterol, prednisolone and aminophylline in order to reduce its side effects on the body.

Not sure t: If you're talking about the "jitteriness" with albuterol and aminophylline, this should diminish the longer you take them but on a routine basis. Prednisone is another story. Water retention, acne, weight gain is common but does not necessarily diminish with time. If it can be switched to a inhaled form, the side effects candiminish dramatically. ...Read more

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Aminophylline for apnea and bradycardia for how long after birth?

Aminophylline for apnea and bradycardia for how long after birth?

Apnea and bradycardi: Aminophyllin is used less and less. Usually caffeine is used, less side effects, less monitoring. Caffeine is usuaily discintinued within 2 months after discharge. ...Read more

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Aminophylline overdose for children' my kid is 2 years old and took aminophylline 350 instead of 125 for two days twice daily what's longterm sideeffe?

Aminophylline overdose for children' my kid is 2 years old and took aminophylline 350 instead of 125 for two days twice daily what's longterm sideeffe?

Symptoms now ??: Aminophyllin at that dosage over the long term can precipitate uncontrollable seizures.If the errror was caught before that ensued, the med would have the effects of irritability, headaches and rapid heart rate. After the level has dropped to normal and or the medication is out of their system, no long term problems are usually seen. As a cousin of caffeine, its effect and side effects r similar. ...Read more

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Brand name version aminophylline?

Aminophylline: Norphyl, Phyllocontin. Truphylline, Mudrane (combined with antihistamines). ...Read more

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Why do they give aminophylline to some preemies?

Why do they give aminophylline to some preemies?

For apnea or prem.: Aminophylline may be preferred to enhance contractility in the diaphragm/lungs or benefit from it's bronchodilator properties.Side effects-possible decrease in cerebral blood flow & concerns re: role in the occurrence or severity of necrotizing enterocolitis. Caffeine has a wider therapeutic margin-less chance of overdosing-thus it is the preferred agent. ...Read more

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Aminophylline overdose for children' my kid is 2 years old and took aminophylline 350 instead of 125 for two days twice daily what's longterm sideeffe?

Symptoms now ??: Aminophyllin at that dosage over the long term can precipitate uncontrollable seizures.If the errror was caught before that ensued, the med would have the effects of irritability, headaches and rapid heart rate. After the level has dropped to normal and or the medication is out of their system, no long term problems are usually seen. As a cousin of caffeine, its effect and side effects r similar. ...Read more