Aminophylline Injection

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About Aminophylline Injection

Aminophylline is a bronchodilator, similar to theophylline, that relaxes the smooth muscles in the airways and provides relief from obstructive airway diseases, such as asthma. It also acts as a central nervous stimulant. Aminophylline is not approved for use in animals by the FDA but may be prescribed legally by veterinarians as an extra-label drug.

Who's Aminophylline Injection For?

  • Used to open the airway in the treatment of bronchitis and asthma
  • Stimulates the central nervous system
  • Treats apnea in neonates
  • Used in some cases as a cardiac stimulant in heart failure

Side Effects and Warnings

  • Aminophylline should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or an allergy to the drug
  • Use with caution in animals with liver or heart disease
  • Side effects include anxiety, nervousness, gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, or increased hunger, thirst and urination
  • Aminophylline may interact with other medications. If your pet is on other drugs you should consult with your vet before giving aminophylline
  • Your veterinarian should be consulted when taking aminophylline with drugs such as ketoconazole, rifampin, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, cimetidine, corticosteroids and ephedrine
  • Consult your veterinarian regarding any allergies your pet may have, and any other side effects of this medication

Aminophylline Injection Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian