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Doctor insights on: Terbutaline Sulfate Dosage

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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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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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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 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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What is a "bricanyl turboinhaler"?

What is a "bricanyl turboinhaler"?

Similar to albuterol: It is an inhaler, which contains terbutaline, which belongs to a group of medicines called beta-agonists. It is similar to albuterol. I don't believe the Bricanyl Turbohaler is available in the US. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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 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