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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 that are U.S. doctors generally do not have much information on foreign medications. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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What do terbutaline sulf tabs do?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to using a bricanyl (terbutaline) turbuhaler?

Inhaler: Read the information the pharmacist gave you. It should have all the information you need. All meds have side effects in some. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If I take overdose of terbutaline sulphate does it get reflected in echocardiography?

If I take overdose of terbutaline sulphate does it get reflected in echocardiography?

Overdose?!: The important answer I need is why did you do that? Intentional or accidental? Terbutaline can have serious side effects with normal dosing let alone in excess. The echocardiographic evidence would not necessarily be specific to the drug but could reflect any arrythmias that may develop. If you just did this I recommend you head to a local ed or call 911. ...Read more

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I know terbutaline is usually given SC in the deltoid. Can It be safely given in other areas such as SC in the thigh?

I know terbutaline is usually given SC in the deltoid. Can It be safely given in other areas such as SC in the thigh?

If it is given: Where a large muscle mass is present or the circulation to the subcutaneous tissue is interfered with by FATTY tissue the absorbtion might be delayed as well as the dose actually "delivered" be reduced. ANSWER YES BUT......not as effective
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What is the definition or description of: Brethine (terbutaline) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Brethine (terbutaline) allergy?

Brethine allergy: Brethine (terbutaline) is a bronchodilator. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/brethine. Html ...Read more

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I used to use ventolin inhaler and they changed it to bricanyl (terbutaline). Is this similar and ok?

I used to use ventolin inhaler and they changed it to bricanyl (terbutaline). Is this similar and ok?

Yes similar: Yes both are bronchodilators known as beta 2 receptor agonists. Both ventolin and bricanyl (terbutaline) work on the smooth muscle receptors of the bronchial tube to cause the muscles to relax opening the airways. Both are fast acting but wear off in a matter of 6 hours. Check on step-wise asthma treatment as additional medications may be helpful such as inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Given shot of terbutaline, didn't help & I'm left w/ contractions & massive headache. Online this drug seems unsafe n not proven to help. Why give it?

Terbutaline: Terbutaline will sometimes stop your contractions long enough (36-48 hours) to give you a steroid treatment that will help the lung maturity of your baby as well as lessen other problems if the baby delivers early. Other drugs are used more commonly now as terbutaline can cause problems. There is no drug that you can take every day that will prolong your pregnancy. These are only short term. ...Read more

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Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Side effect profile.: Terbutaline can block the uterine contractions of the final common pathway leading to preterm labor, however it does nothing to address the etiology of preterm contractions and has significant and potentially life-threatening maternal side effects with tachycardia, hyperglycemia and arrhythmias. There is little evidence that terbutaline (a brochodilator by design) is useful for long-term tocolysis. ...Read more

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