aminophylline - injection
GENERIC NAME: AMINOPHYLLINE - INJECTION (AM-i-NOF-i-lin)
USES: This medication is used in combination with other medicines to treat and prevent wheezing and trouble breathing caused by ongoing lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis). Aminophylline belongs to a class of drugs known as xanthines. It works in the airways by relaxing muscles, opening air passages to improve breathing, and decreasing the lungs' response to irritants. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given into a vein by slow injection or through an IV, usually by a health care professional.Follow all instructions for proper mixing with the correct IV fluids. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Repeated skin contact with the medicine while preparing the dose may lead to a rash. If you have any questions about the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist.Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, age, drug blood levels, and other drugs you may be taking. (See also Drug Interactions section.)Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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