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Medications for Apnea of Prematurity

What is Apnea of Prematurity: Apnea of Prematurity is a breathing problem in a premature baby. A baby is premature if he is born earlier than 37 weeks gestation.

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The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
caffeine Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: caffeine systemic

Brand name:  Cafcit

Drug class: CNS stimulants

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theophylline Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Brand names:  Theo-Dur, Theo-24, Uniphyl, Quibron-T / SR, Theochron, Elixophyllin, Quibron-T, Theo-Time, Theolair, Truxophyllin, TheoCap

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Cafcit Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: caffeine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants

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Theo-Dur Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Phyllocontin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: aminophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Theo-24 Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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aminophylline Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: aminophylline systemic

Brand name:  Phyllocontin

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Uniphyl Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Quibron-T / SR Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Theochron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Elixophyllin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Quibron-T Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Theo-Time Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Theolair Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Truxophyllin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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TheoCap Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled 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).
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.
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 in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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 in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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