Aminophylline treats asthma and COPD. This medication may cause irritability and restlessness.

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  • Apnea
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Uses of Aminophylline


Aminophylline is used in the treatment of:

  • Apnea
  • Asthma
  • Bradycardia
  • Bronchial Spasm
  • Bronchitis
  • Pulmonary Emphysema

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Aminophylline Brand Names

Aminophylline may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Aminophylline Drug Class

Aminophylline is part of the drug class:

Aminophylline Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Aminophyllinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Aminophylline and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Aminophylline falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Aminophylline should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Aminophylline should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Aminophylline Dosage

Take aminophylline exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Aminophylline dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Aminophylline is available in the following doses:

  • Aminophylline 100 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Aminophylline 105 Mg/5 Ml Oral Solution
  • Aminophylline 200 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Aminophylline 225 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Aminophylline 25 Mg/ml Intravenous Solution
  • Aminophylline 250 Mg Rectal Suppository
  • Aminophylline 500 Mg Rectal Suppository
  • Aminophylline Compounding Powder
  • Aminophylline/amobarbital/ephedrine 130 Mg-25 Mg-25 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Aminophylline/ephedrine/guaifenesin/pb 130 Mg-16 Mg-100 Mg-8 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Aminophylline/ephedrine/pb/k Iodide 130 Mg-16 Mg-8 Mg-195 Mg Oral Tablet

Forms of Medication

Aminophylline is available in the following forms:

  • Enema
  • Enemas
  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet
  • Prefilled Syringe
  • Rectal Suppository