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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?
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
After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?
Im using following tablets for my asthma treatment
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. ...Read more
Terbutaline: Terbutaline is no longer available in us. ...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
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