Aminophyllin review

Asthma and lung-related problems are common today. Pollution, inherent diseases, and other factors contribute to its onset. Infants and young adults are commonly affected by breathing problems, but adults can also develop this condition if left unchecked.

Aminophyllin is a medication given to patients that are having breathing problems. This prescribed medication is commonly used to treat asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.

Aminophyllin is a bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles in the chest and lungs to allow more oxygen intake, as well as increasing the contraction of your diaphragm to allow more air to pass through to the lungs. This medication is also used to decrease the possibility of allergens that cause inflammation. Patients suffering from lung-related problems, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma can use Aminophyllin. Doctors may also prescribe the medication for other diseases or conditions.

Aminophyllin is given through vein infusion or diluted in IV fluids as directed by your doctor. The dose of the medication depends on the patient's physical condition, which includes height and weight, response to the therapy, and the current medication the patient is taking.

Physical manifestation may appear when Aminophyllin is mixed with IV fluids. Yellowish discoloration is normal. IV fluids with crystallizations or minute particles when the medication is mixed must not be given to the patient.

A dose adjustment will be necessary if you quit smoking or stop drinking alcohol to avoid side effects. Inform your doctor of any changes in your eating or drinking habits to avoid complications or overdose. Elderly patients require a smaller dose of Aminophyllin since they are more prone to side effects and allergic reactions to the medication.

Side effects of Aminophyllin depend upon different factors -- mostly diet, as well as the current condition of the patient. Common side effects of the medication include nausea, flushing, diarrhea, vomiting, appetite loss, nervousness, irritability or mood change, sleeping trouble, or a slight increase in urination.

It is essential that a doctor is informed when a patient under the treatment of Aminophyllin is suffering from coffee-ground vomit, stomach pains, fainting or dizziness; severe mental/behavioral/mood change, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing, chest pain, muscle twitching, or seizures.

Patients allergic to the medication may suffer from rashes, swelling of the throat, or breathing troubles. It is advised to consult your doctor first and undergo a complete medical examination to determine whether it's safe to use the medication or not.

A patient must first consult a doctor or physician before using Aminophyllin. Honesty helps avoid side effects. Inform your doctor of your current condition, prescription or herbal medications you are currently using, eating habits and diet, onset of high-blood pressure, allergic reactions, diabetes, or major diseases in any part of your body before treatment. It is also best to inform your doctor or physician if you are smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages prior to the treatment.

Aminophyllin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of aminophyllin

• Molecular formula of aminophyllin is C16H24N10O4
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1,3-dimethyl-7H-purine-2,6-dione; ethane-1,2-diamine
• Molecular weight is 420.427 g/mol

Generic name: Aminophylline

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