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Etamiphylline

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Introduction

Name

  • Etamiphylline.

Class of drug

  • Methylxanthine.

Description

Physical properties

  • Solution.
  • Tablets.
  • Powder.

Storage requirements

  • In a dry environment.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used to treat bronchial constriction and pulmonary edema.
  • Also has a mild diuretic action, and is a mild cardiac and respiratory stimulant.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



Phenobarbitone Drugs which may increase the effect of etamyphilline Drugs whose effects may be decreased by etamyphilline Beta-adrenergic blockers (propranolol)
  • May antagonize each others effect.
Halothane
  • Increased risk of cardiac dysrhythmia Halothane.
Ketamine
  • Increased risk incidence of seizures Ketamine.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
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