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Is aminophylline safe for women who are nursing or pregnant?

Aminophylline and its cohort, Theophylline, may affect an unborn baby. It's very important to talk to your doctor about risks if you are on Aminophylline and considering pregnancy. According to Lexicomp, a pharmacy tool, the metabolism of Aminophylline increases during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and the doctor will monitor your serum (blood) levels at appropriate intervals. Aminophylline crosses the placenta; this is why monitoring is very important. If you are nursing, Lexicomp advises that Aminophylline and Theophylline can enter breast milk and can cause infant irritability. Talk to both yours and your baby's doctor about using the medication during lactation.

Aminophylline may affect your unborn baby if you take it during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, talk to your doctor about the risks. Although very little of this drug is likely to pass into your breast milk if you take aminophylline and nurse a baby, it may make your baby irritable, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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