Consultant(s) suggested Aminophylline on a three month trial. They wrote to GP who has prescribed Theophylline. I understand that they are very similar in effect but am concerned about how long they stay active in body. Why? I have frequent chest infections (minimum 6 a year) so likelihood is that I will have to take antibiotics at least once during trial. When taking antibiotics I have to stop the Aminophylline / Theophylline as they mess up the absorption / effectiveness of the antibiotics.
Both my wife and I remember being told that the Aminophylline clears the system quicker but cannot remember who / where we got the information. Given that it will be an infection that finishes me I'm keen to minimize the chances!
I don't have a wide range of antibiotic choice - two seem to work - can supply names if needed.