Contraindications Precautions And Interactions

The xanthine derivatives are contraindicated in those with known hypersensitivity, peptic ulcers, seizure disorders (unless well controlled with appropriate anticon-vulsant medication), serious uncontrolled arrhythmias, and hyperthyroidism. The xanthine derivatives are used cautiously in patients older than 60 years, those with cardiac disease, hypoxemia, hypertension, congestive heart failure, or liver disease. Aminophylline, dyphylline, oxtriphylline, and theophylline are Pregnancy Category C...

Bronchodilators Sympathomimetic

A bronchodilator is a drug used to relieve bron-chospasm associated with respiratory disorders, such as bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. These conditions are progressive disorders characterized by a decrease in the inspiratory and expiratory capacity of the lung. Collectively, they are often referred to as COPD. The patient with COPD experiences dyspnea (difficulty breathing) with physical exertion, has difficulty inhaling and exhaling, and may exhibit a chronic cough. The...