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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Aminophylline (aminophylline systemic) is a member of the drug class methylxanthines and is used to treat Apnea of Prematurity and Asthma - acute.

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UK matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiasthmatic agent


Non-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor

Cardiac stimulant

Treatment of heart failure (adjunct)

Chemical Name

1H-Purine-2,6-dione, 3,7-dihydro-1,3-dimethyl-, compd. with 1,2-ethanediamine (2:1) (USP)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Aminophylline (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Etofillina (IS)
  • Theophylline Ethylenediamine (IS)
  • Aminofillina (PH: F.U. IX)
  • Aminophylline (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Aminophylline Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Aminophyllinum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Théophylline-éthylènediamine (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Theophyllinum et ethylenediaminum (PH: Ph. Eur. 4)
  • Theophylline-Ethylendiamine dihydrochloride (IS)
  • Aminophylline Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Aminophylline Hydrate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI)
  • Theophylline-Ethylenediamine Hydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Théophylline-Éthylènediamine hydratéé (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Theophyllin-Ethylendiamin-Hydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Theophyllinum et ethylenediaminum hydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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