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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Brethaire (Overview)

Brethaire is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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What do terbutaline sulf tabs do?

What do terbutaline sulf tabs do?

Bronchodilator: Terbutaline sulfate is a bronchodilator which is administered subcutaneously.

Dr. Michael Gabor
30 Doctors shared insights

Brethaire (Overview)

Brethaire is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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My doctor prescribed terbutaline for my "comfort" I was not in preterm labor. I never dilated nor had any effacement. Why?

My doctor prescribed terbutaline for my "comfort" I was not in preterm labor. I never dilated nor had any effacement. Why?

Not in labor: You likely didn't dilate because you weren't in preterm labor. There are no medications that will stop true preterm labor; the best we can do is slow things down to allow benefit of steroids to improve lung maturity. Current guidelines recommend against the use of medications beyond 48 hours for slowing contractions, there is no demonstrated benefit that justifies the risks of these medications.

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Is terbutaline used to stopped contractions?

Is terbutaline used to stopped contractions?

Yes: Yes, but it has never been shown to be a very effective medication for this, and it can have significant side effects.

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I'm using following tablets for my asthma treatment 1)ruptadine&montelukast 2)ambroxol, terbutaline&etofylline 3)sertalin r they safe for long term use?

I'm using following tablets for my asthma treatment 1)ruptadine&montelukast 2)ambroxol, terbutaline&etofylline 3)sertalin r they safe for long term use?

If ok'd by the FDA: Any medication can have bad side effects in a few people. Medications that are approved for long term use by the fda are considered safe, but doctors and patients still keep an eye out for undesired reactions. Also, "long term" may mean 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years, etc... Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Doctors, so generally do not have information on foreign medications.

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After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?

After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?

Yes: Those are short term side effects that usually resolve within minutes. There usually shouldn't be long term side effect per se.

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What are the side effects on a newborn after having terbutaline administered?

What are the side effects on a newborn after having terbutaline administered?

TACHYCARDIA: Terbutaline given to mothers to stop preterm uterine contractions may affect the baby if given to much causing tachycardia.

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What is terbutaline?

What is terbutaline?

Beta agonist,: It is a medication used to relax the airways in patients with reactive airway disease (asthma) and to relax the uterine muscle in cases of fetal bradycardia as an essential part of all in utero resuscitation protocols. It is rapidly active but can lead to tachyphylaxis (meaning lose its potency) with prolonged use. It is one of the most important agents in the armamentatrium of the laborist.

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What are the effects of brethine (terbutaline) on a baby?

What are the effects of brethine (terbutaline) on a baby?

Aka terbutaline: Used for preterm labor in mothers. Baby's side effects are related to adverse mother's side effects: increase heart rate-leading sometimes-rarely accelerated fetal heart rates and distress. Maternal pulmonary edema is another rare side effect placing risk on mothers and babies. Your OB will be your expert to answer your other issues about brethine (terbutaline).

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What do terbutaline sulf tabs do?

Bronchodilator: Terbutaline sulfate is a bronchodilator which is administered subcutaneously.

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Can you get 'high' from terbutaline?

Can you get 'high' from terbutaline?

Not really.: Terbutaline is prescribed for asthma and preterm uterine contractions; it leads to tachycardia and may thus cause a sense of palpiations, anxiety, nervousness, restlessness and even panic attcks in some individuals. It has not been reported to lead to euphoria.

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Does terbutaline lead to autism?

Does terbutaline lead to autism?

No: There are no evidence proven studies that it can lead to autism.

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Terbutaline used to stopped contractions?

Yes: Terbutaline can be used to stop contractions, but it is not terribly effective, and has some significant side effects so it is not being used very much anymore.

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Is terbutaline used to stopped contractions?

Yes: Yes, but it has never been shown to be a very effective medication for this, and it can have significant side effects.

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What are the effect of terbutaline on a newborn?

What are the effect of terbutaline on a newborn?

None significant.: If you are asking because you received terbutaline just before your emergency cesarean section, rest assured that its effects on the fetus/neonate are mild and none are significant. Namely, terbutaline causes the heart rate to increase for about 10-15 minutes, dilates the airways (good effect) and is typically used to relax the uterus so that the fetus' brain gets enough oxygen until delivery.

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Can I take singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline 2.5?

Complicated: I don't think in an asthmatic patient there is a contraindication of being on singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline, they work by different pathways. However I do see that in your hx you have high blood pressure and not sure whether terbutaline is a good choice if you have asthma.

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Wat are the side effects of brethine (terbutaline) on a baby?

Wat are the side effects of brethine (terbutaline) on a baby?

See below: The most common side effects of terbutaline on a fetus include increased heartbeat, increased blood Insulin levels, abnormal blood sugar levels (either too high or too low), jaundice and low blood pressure. Fortunately, these side effects have a low incidence of long-term damage on the newborn and are typically easy to treat.

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Can I know the dosage for terbutaline sulphate 1.5mg syrup for children?

Can I know the dosage for terbutaline sulphate 1.5mg syrup for children?

Rarely used in US: The recommended dose is. 05mg/kg every 8 hours to start and yo to. 15 mg/kg every 8 hours. This is rarely used in the us where standard asthma therapy includes inhaled steroids as maintenance with beta agonist inhalers for acute events. Some physicians would use this as a cough med for kids with mild infectious bronchospasm.

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Has anyone ever heard of the drug terbutaline for pregnancy?

Stop contractions: Terbutaline is a drug used most often to help stop the smooth muscle tightening in an asthma flare up if other meds are not working. It has been used to stop smooth muscle tightening produced by the uterus undergoing premature contractions. If you can stop the contractions, u may avoid premature birth. Before terbutaline, ethanol (IV) was used but had many undesired side effects for mom/baby.

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What are the side effects of brethine (terbutaline) as an infant?

What are the side effects of brethine (terbutaline) as an infant?

Temporary: Brethine (terbutaline) was once used for asthma, but is now more commonly used in late pregnancy to stop preterm contractions. Should not be given to infants/kids. Wears off quickly, so if used to stop labor & labor doesn't stop, by time baby is born med has worn off. In anyone of any age, the most common side effect of terbutaline is brief spell of feeling flushed, fast heart rate or jitteriness.