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Aminophylline


- for Asthma, bronchospasm;
- Adult Loading Dose: 6mg/kg IV over 20 min;
- maintenance 0.6 mg/kg/hr IV infusion; w/ CHF, Liver dz, or elderly pts maintenance dose = 0.3 mg/kg/hr IV;
- will need to individualize doses;
- Acute Asthmatic Attack: Load 6mg/kg IV, then 1 mg/kg/hr IV;
- Watch serum values: 10-20ug/ml is theraputic;
- Peds: 12-20 mg/kg/day (1-2 mg/kg/dose q 6hr prn)
- Supplied: tab 100, 200 mg
- Toxicity: includes: N, V, Tachycardia Seizures