AMINOPHYLLINE INJECTION BP.

Active substance: AMINOPHYLLINE

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Patient Information Leaflet

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Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml
Important information about your medicine
Your doctor or nurse will give you the injection
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• Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it
contains important information for you. In some circumstances this may not be possible
and this leaflet will be kept in a safe place should you wish to read it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even
if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet
1. What Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml
3. How to use Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in
10 ml is and what it is used for
Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml belongs
to a group of medicines known as xanthines,
which can stimulate breathing. It is used to treat
breathing difficulties associated with:

• heart failure
• reversible airway obstruction, as in
acute asthma or acute spasm of the airways
(bronchial spasm).

2. What you need to know before you use
Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml
Do NOT use Aminophylline Injection 250
mg in 10 ml:
• if you are sensitive or allergic to Aminophylline
Injection ethylenediamine, theophylline, caffeine
or theobromine or any of the other ingredients in
this injection.
• if you are taking similar medicines e.g.
theophylline or Aminophylline tablets.
• if you have Porphyria (a condition that affects
your blood).

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
before using Aminophylline Injection 250
mg in 10 ml:
• if you have a peptic ulcer
• if you have an overactive thyroid
• if you have pressure in the eyes (known as
glaucoma)
• if you are a diabetic
• if you are epileptic
• if you have high blood pressure or heart

disease

• if you have low blood oxygen
• if you suffer from poor circulation
• if you have heart or lung failure
• if you have chronic bronchitis
• if you are a smoker or you are regularly
exposed to tobacco smoke.

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• if you have liver or kidney disease
• if you have an alcohol problem
• if you have flu or have recently had a flu
injection or you have a fever.

Other medicines and Aminophylline
Injection 250 mg in 10 ml:
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are
taking, have recently taken, or might take any other
medicines, including medicines obtained without a
prescription. This is especially important with the
following medicines as they may interact with your
Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml:
• Aminophylline or theophylline
• Antibiotics (e.g.erythromycin or ciprofloxacin).
• Medicines for your heart (e.g. digoxin,
propranolol, diltiazem)
• Medicines for the prevention of gout (Allopurinol
and Sulfinpyrazone)
• Disulfiram (a medicine for an alcohol problem)
• Oral Contraceptives
• Medicines for epilepsy (e.g. carbamazepine,
phenytoin)
• Medicines to thin your blood (e.g. warfarin)
• Any medicines that you may have bought
yourself including St John’s Wort (a medicine
for depression) or medicines for colds and
nasal congestion
• Lithium (a medicine to regulate your moods)
• Fluvoxamine (a medicine for depression)
• Benzodiazepines (e.g. diazepam)
• Cimetidine (a medicine for stomach ulcers)
• Antiviral medicines (e.g. ritonavir)
• A recent flu vaccination
• Medicines to treat tuberculosis (e.g.isoniazid,
rifampicin)
• Fluconazole (a medicine to treat fungal
infections)
• Corticosteroids (medicines used to treat
inflammation in your body e.g. in asthma)
• Zafirlukast (a medicine for asthma).
• Thyroid hormones

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Pregnancy and breast feeding:

6. Contents of the pack and other information

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.

What Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in
10 ml contains:

Driving and using machines:
You should not drive or use machinery
if you are affected by the administration of
Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml.

3. How to use Aminophylline Injection 250
mg in 10 ml
Your nurse or doctor will give you the
injection.
Your doctor will decide the correct dosage for
you and how and when the injection will be
given.
Since the injection will be given to you by a doctor
or nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too
much. If you think you have been given
too much, you feel thirsty, have ringing in
your ears or feel palpitations you must tell
the person giving you the injection.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Aminophylline Injection
250 mg in 10 ml can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them. The following unwanted
side effects have been reported for aminophylline
injection:
• Allergic reactions involving rash
redness and flakiness of the skin
• Feeling sick or being sick,
• Stomach
bleeding,
heartburn

The active ingredient is aminophylline (theophylline
- ethylenediamine). Each 1 ml of solution contains
25 mg aminophylline.
The other ingredient is Sterile Water for Injections

What Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in
10 ml looks like and contents of the pack:
Aminophylline Injection 250 mg in 10 ml is
supplied in 10 ml clear glass ampoules. 10
ampoules supplied in each carton.
The marketing authorisation number of this
medicine is: PL 01502/0009R

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
hameln pharmaceuticals ltd
Gloucester
United Kingdom

Manufacturer:
hameln pharmaceuticals gmbh
Langes Feld 13
31789 Hameln
Germany
hameln rds a.s.
Horná 36
900 01 Modra, Slovak Republic

and

For
any
information
about
this
medicine, please contact the Marketing
Authorisation Holder

and

This leaflet was last approved December 2014.

diarrhoea
• Visual disorders
• Sleeplessness, headache
• Anxiety, confusion, restlessness
• Fast breathing
• Spinning sensation
• Higher doses may lead to maniacal behaviour,
delirium and convulsions
• Low levels of potassium, phosphate or salt

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in the blood
• Palpitations (a sensation of your heart
beating)
• Fever and extreme thirst
Your doctor will monitor your blood to see if this
medicine is causing you any problems.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse: This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme – website: www.mhra.gov.uk/
yellowcard. Alternatively you can call Freephone
0808 100 3352 (available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mondays to Fridays) or fill in a paper form available
from your local pharmacy. By reporting side effects
you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Aminophylline Injection 250
mg in 10 ml
Your injection will be stored at less than 25°C
and protected from light. The nurse or doctor will
check that the injection is not past its expiry date
before giving you the injection.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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