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How does aminophylline mix with other drugs?

Aminophylline may be risky when mixed with certain drugs. Take a list of your prescription or nonprescription drugs, vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbs you take to your doctor, including a list of everything that contains ephedrine, epinephrine, phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine. These medications can worsen the side effects of aminophylline.

Check the labels of nonprescription drugs you take. Certain headache medications may also contain caffeine, which can also worsen the effects of aminophylline.

Tell your doctor if you take allopurinol (Zyloprim), azithromycin (Zithromax), carbamazepine (Tegretol), cimetidine (Tagamet), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), clarithromycin (Biaxin), diuretics ('water pills'), erythromycin, lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), oral contraceptives, phenytoin (Dilantin), prednisone (Deltasone), propranolol (Inderal), rifampin (Rifadin), tetracycline (Sumycin) and other drugs for infections or heart disease.

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