Aminophylline vs Theophylline

Aminophylline
(Rx)
Theophylline
(Rx)
Aminophylline is an asthma / COPD medication.
Theophylline is an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Asthma
4.4
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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November 26, 1975
March 16, 1979
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,081 Discussions
5,792 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for COPD
Aminophylline is prescribed for Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for COPD
#3 for Emphysema
Theophylline is prescribed for Asthma and COPD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ami
Palpitations
8
Tachycardia
6
Depression
5
Weight Loss
5
Arrythmia
4
Apnea
4
Vomiting
4
High Blood Pressure
4
Seizures
3
Cancer
3
The
Tachycardia
6
Vomiting
5
Seizures
5
Palpitations
4
Depression
4
Weight Loss
4
High Blood Pressure
4
Apnea
4
Arrythmia
3
Addiction
3
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Aminophylline
Ami
Theophylline
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Palpitations
Ami
The
8
4
Tachycardia
Ami
The
6
6
Depression
Ami
The
5
4
Weight Loss
Ami
The
5
4
Arrythmia
Ami
The
4
3
Apnea
Ami
The
4
4
Vomiting
Ami
The
4
5
High Blood Pressure
Ami
The
4
4
Seizures
Ami
The
3
5
Cancer
Ami
The
3
0
Tachycardia
The
Ami
6
6
Vomiting
The
Ami
5
4
Seizures
The
Ami
5
3
Palpitations
The
Ami
4
8
Depression
The
Ami
4
5
Weight Loss
The
Ami
4
5
High Blood Pressure
The
Ami
4
4
Apnea
The
Ami
4
4
Arrythmia
The
Ami
3
4
Addiction
The
Ami
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Aminophylline during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Theophylline during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Aminophylline and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Theophylline and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Solution: 250 mg/10 mL, 500 mg/20 mL, 1 mg/mL, 2 mg/mL, 25 mg/mL
Tablet: 100 mg, 200 mg, 225 mg
Suppository: 250 mg, 500 mg
Liquid: 105 mg/5 mL
Syringe: 250 mg/10 mL
Capsule: 50 mg, 60 mg, 65 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 125 mg, 130 mg, 200 mg, 250 mg, 260 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Tablet: 100 mg, 125 mg, 200 mg, 225 mg, 250 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 450 mg, 500 mg, 600 mg
Elixir: , 80 mg/15 mL (15 mL), 100 mg/18.75 mL (18.75 mL), 80 mg/15 mL
Liquid: 80 mg/15 mL
Solution: 80 mg/15 mL
Syrup: 80 mg/15 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Follow manufacturer's instructions re:take with food because food may affect absorption
Ingredients
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Aminophylline
Theophylline Anhydrous
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aminophylline and Theophylline: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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