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Terbutaline Sulfate Side Effects
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
After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?
Usually Not: Terbutaline can make you feel shaky & jittery. We used to titrate or adjust the dose by checking the patient's heart rate. It rarely causes complications but is now only used for short term treatment. It's not recommended if there any heart problems or conditions that can be worsened with an increased heart rate. Most obs are using this med less than before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was wondering what are the effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?
What are the long-term health effects on the mother and child after taking shots of terbutaline for preterm labor?
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