Aminophylline Injection; JAA-Aminophylline
- It is used to treat breathing problems.
- If your child has an allergy to any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child 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 your child is using this drug.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child takes this drug.
- Have your child’s blood work checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- If your child has high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch his/her blood sugar closely.
- Limit your child’s use of caffeine and chocolate. Use with this drug may cause nervousness, shakiness, and a fast heartbeat.
- Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol.
- If your child stops or starts smoking, talk with the doctor. How much drug your child takes may need to be changed.
- If your child gets sick, has a fever, or has a long-term illness that gets worse, talk with the doctor.
- Do not give this drug to treat an asthma attack. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your child’s doctor if another doctor gives your child a new drug or tells your child to stop taking a drug that your child has been using.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- 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.
- Very 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.
- Give as you have been told, even if your child feels well.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Give this drug with or without food. Give 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 child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Call your child’s 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 your child 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 child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child 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 child’s 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.
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