Terbutaline Sulfate 2.5mg Tablet – Generic Brethine
Actual product appearance may differ slightly.
Terbutaline is used for:
Treating or preventing symptoms caused by spasms or
contractions of the muscles around the bronchioles (air tubes) associated with
asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. It may also be used for other conditions as
determined by your doctor.
Terbutaline is a bronchodilator. It works by dilating
(opening) the bronchioles of the lungs by relaxing the muscles around them. This
allows for easier airflow into and out of the lungs.
Do NOT use Terbutaline if:
- you are allergic
to any ingredient in Terbutaline
Before using Terbutaline :
Some medical conditions may interact with Terbutaline . Tell
your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any
of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to
become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any
prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary
- if you have
allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have heart
disease, an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, an
overactive thyroid, diabetes, a history of seizures, or an adrenal gland
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Terbutaline . Tell your
health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of
- Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)
inhibitors (eg, entacapone), droxidopa, monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (eg,
phenelzine), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline)
because the risk of side effects, such as life-threatening irregular
heartbeat, may be increased
- Diuretics (eg, furosemide)
because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Terbutaline
- Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol)
because they may decrease Terbutaline ‘s effectiveness
- Insulin because its effectiveness
may be decreased by Terbutaline
How to use Terbutaline :
Use Terbutaline as directed by your doctor. Check the label
on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Terbutaline is usually given as
an injection at your doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic.
If you will be using Terbutaline at home, a health care provider will teach
you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Terbutaline . Follow
the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care
provider if you have any questions.
- Do not use Terbutaline if it
contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or
- Keep this product, as well as
syringes and needles, out of the reach of children
and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your
health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all
local rules for disposal.
- If you miss a dose of Terbutaline
and are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time
for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing
schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Important safety information:
- Terbutaline may cause drowsiness
or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or
certain medicines. Use Terbutaline with caution. Do not drive or perform
other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
- Do NOT take more than the
recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with
- If your breathing problems do not
improve or if they get worse after using Terbutaline , contact your doctor
- Diabetes patients – Terbutaline
may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels
closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes
- Check with your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Terbutaline if you have taken an MAO inhibitor (eg,
phenelzine) or a tricyclic antidepressant (eg, amitriptyline) within the
last 2 weeks. The effects of these medicines are long lasting and may still
interact with Terbutaline .
- Terbutaline should not be used in
CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these
children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If
you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the
benefits and risks of using Terbutaline while you are pregnant. It is not
known if Terbutaline is found in breast milk. If you are or will be
breast-feeding while you use Terbutaline , check with your doctor. Discuss
any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Terbutaline :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have
no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any
of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Difficulty sleeping; dizziness; drowsiness; headache;
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE
side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; increased
difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face,
lips, or tongue); fast heartbeat; itching; pain, redness, or swelling at the
injection site; pounding in the chest; seizures; tremors;