Bronchodilator Pet Meds
Aminophylline is a prescription pet medication that is used to treat dog and cat asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other breathing problems. Aminophylline functions as a bronchodilator and opens air passages in the lungs.
Use Aminophylline only as directed by your veterinarian.
Report severe side effects or adverse reactions to
Read package inserts before administering this medication.
Follow all precautionary statements.
- Administer Aminophylline to your pet 1 hour before
feeding or 2 hours after a feeding.
- Give dogs 3 to 5 mg per pound of body weight every
- Give cats 2 mg per pound of body weight every 8 to
Frequency of Use:
The frequency of use and duration of treatment depends
on your pet's response to the medication and the condition being treated.
Follow your veterinarian's orders.
Store Aminophylline in a tightly closed container,
at room temperature, and away from moisture, light, and heat. Do not
keep Aminophylline in the bathroom or next to the kitchen sink. Keep
away from children and pets.
It is a violation of Federal
Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Aminophylline works by relaxing the smooth muscles
in your pet's airways that contract and impede airflow during an asthma
attack or other respiratory event. These airway contractions, called
bronchospasms, prevent normal breathing and require treatment to prevent
complications and death. Aminophylline works quickly to improve airflow.
It also acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system.
Keep this product out of reach of children and animals.
Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Aminophylline is intended for use in cats and dogs
only. Do not give to other animals.
CAUTION: Use cautiously in animals with
heart or liver diseases.
Side effects associated with use may include nervousness,
anxiety, and gastrointestinal dysfunction. Less common side effects
include insomnia, increased thirst and hunger, frequent urination, vomiting,
Overdose may cause rapid heart rate, seizures, fever,
arrhythmias, and death.
Aminophylline may interact with certain medications,
including calcium channel blockers, corticosteroids, ketoconazole, diuretics,
and other drugs. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently taking
any medications or supplements before beginning therapy with Aminophylline.
Do not use Aminophylline in animals with a known
allergy to it or to similar medications.