My 12 yr old daughter who has brittle Asthma is currently in hospital (3rd time in the last year)
admitted the other night as a viral throat infection excerbated her asthma.
The Respitory team @ the childrens Hospital decided to administer Aminophylline via IV line.(More commonly used in ICU cases)
Blood test were taken prior and she was hooked up to heart monitor etc and monitored very well, she was better after it but still had the wheeze but seemed more ""stable"". Dr stated that the effects are much like pred and will remain in the system for days/weeks.
Does anyone else have experience with this drug?
Worried that the pred is becoming less effective in the long term and her body is becoming dependant and we are on this never ending wheel of pred month after month.
Her body is showing signs of pred side effects also.
(p.s live in Australia, in the uk it may be know as some other name poss)
Any advice thoughts would be appreciated.