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Aminophylline is a custom drug that is administered to patients suffering from breathing problems, wheezing, or other lung issues typically caused by ongoing lung diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. Other uses are possible but these are the most common. Aminophylline is within a class of drugs called xanthines. As a xanthine, aminophylline is used to open air passages and improve breathing, as well as minimizing the lungs' difficulty in response to any irritants.

How to Use Aminophylline

Aminophylline may be taken orally via tablets and oral solutions, or intravenously. Consult with your physician and compounding pharmacist before beginning the use of aminophylline.

Possible Side Effects

Any medication can possibly cause side effects in any user as all patients have a unique body chemistry. As such, aminophylline could possibly cause the following side effects in some users:

  • Vomiting
  • Increased Urination
  • Flushing or Redness
  • Nausea
  • Shaking
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches

If any of the above, or other symptoms not listed, worsen, persist, or bring on new symptoms, contact your physician or pharmacist right away and seek medical treatment.

While serious side effects are rare, they are possible. Experienced patients should contact their physician right away or visit an emergency room. Some, but not all, examples of serious side effects are listed below:

  • Dizziness
  • Mood Swings
  • Confusion
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Muscle Problems such as Pain, Tenderness, or Weakness


Do not use aminophylline if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are currently breast feeding.

Aminophylline may have a negative reaction when used in combination with many other drugs and it is imperative that patients planning to use aminophylline consult with their physicians before beginning use.

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