Aminophylline Injection; JAA-Aminophylline
- It is used to treat breathing problems.
- If you have an allergy to aminophylline or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab workers know you take this drug.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- Limit your use of caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate. Use with this drug may cause nervousness, shakiness, and a fast heartbeat.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- If you stop smoking, talk with your doctor. How much drug you take may need to be changed.
- If you get sick, have a fever, or have a long-term illness that gets worse, talk with your doctor.
- Do not use this drug to treat an asthma attack. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if another doctor gives you a new drug or tells you to stop taking a drug that you have been using.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- A fast heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Fast breathing.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Very nervous and excitable.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Very loose stools (diarrhea).
- Very bad headache.
- Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
- Not able to sleep.
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Passing urine more often.
- Take as you have been told, even if you feel well.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
- It is given as a shot into a vein over a period of time.
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Call the doctor to find out what to do.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- This drug will be given to you in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
Aminophylline©2016 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Generated on February 5, 2016