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Does aminophylline cure asthma?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cure

No.

In brief: Cure

No.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
this drug is no longer typically used for asthma due to toxicity problems due to drug level fluctuations
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Steven Cohen
Internal Medicine - Allergy
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Cohen
Dr. Steven Cohen
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In brief: 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 ?2 agonists (albuterol) and inhaled/systemic corticosteroids.

In brief: 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 ?2 agonists (albuterol) and inhaled/systemic corticosteroids.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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