Aquaphyllin: Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Main ingredient in Aquaphyllin is Theophylline. Aquaphyllin improves the flow of air through the lungs by relieving and opening the bronchial airways and tubes.
Aquaphyllin is a Xanthine bronchodilator, a type of drug used to treat shortness of breath, other breathing problems related to asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and wheezing.
AQUAPHYLLIN SIDE EFFECTS
Common side effects of Aquaphyllin are nervousness, restlessness, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, irritability, insomnia, seizures, rash, and fatigue. Rare side effects of Aquaphyllin include arrhythmia, convulsions and death.
Xanthine bronchodilators like Aquaphyllin may cause nervousness. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how Aquaphyllin affects you.
Before using Aquaphyllin, inform your physician if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stomach ulcer, kidney or liver disease, seizures or thyroid disease.
Check with your physician before combining Aquaphyllin with the following:
-Calcium channel blockers
Herbs that may increase blood pressure such as ephedra, Ginseng, Kola, Saw palmetto, St.John's wort as well as Tea, Coffee, coke, and chocolate.
AQUAPHYLLIN AND PREGNANCY
Though Xanthine bronchodilators like Aquaphyllin do not cause birth defects, if you are or planning to become pregnant discuss the pros and cons of using Aquaphyllin during pregnancy with your doctor.
Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed as Aquaphyllin may pass into breast milk and may make infants nervous, irritable and may also cause insomnia.
Infants 6-52 weeks:
Your physician will determine the dosage.
Up to 10.8 mg/lb. of body weight/day.
Up to 9 mg/lb. of body weight/day.
Up to 8.1 mg/lb. of body weight/day.
Up to 6 mg/ lb. of body weight every 6-8 hours. Maximum dose is 900 mg/day.
Symptoms of Aquaphyllin overdose are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, nervousness, insomnia, headache, arrhythmia, extreme thirst, and convulsion. In case of Aquaphyllin overdose; seek emergency medical help right away.
If you miss a dose of Aquaphyllin, take it as soon as you can. However, if it is just about time for your next dose, skip the one you forgot and go on with your regular schedule. Avoid taking a double dose.
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