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Terbutaline sulfate Tablets
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Drug Name:

Terbutaline sulfate Tablets Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Terbutaline sulfate 2.5mg, 5mg; scored tabs.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Terbutaline sulfate Tablets:

Asthma. Chronic bronchitis. Emphysema.

Adult:

12–15yrs: 2.5mg 3 times daily at 6 hour intervals. >15yrs: 2.5–5mg 3 times daily at 6 hour intervals.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for management of preterm labor. Avoid excessive use. Diabetes. Cardiac disease. Hypertension. Hyperthyroidism. Seizure disorders. If subject to hypokalemia, monitor potassium. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid other sympathomimetics (except aerosol bronchodilators), MAOIs, tricyclics. Antagonized by β-blockers.

See Also:

Terbutaline sulfate Injection

Pharmacological Class:

Beta-2 agonist.

Adverse Reactions:

Tachycardia, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, headache, drowsiness, nausea.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Brethine, Bricanyl.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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