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Medicine For Brethaire Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 My Opinion Only Hope it's helpful ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer