Terbutaline

 

 

General English name: Terbutaline tablets and syrupe

Brand: Bricanyl

Application: Asthma - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other respiratory problems related to the airways

 

 

 

 

Terbutaline Drug Information

Contraindications to the use of the drug terbutaline

Drug interaction of terbutaline

Tips to consider before taking terbutaline

Possible side effects of terbutaline

Common side effects:

How to store terbutaline

 

 

 

 

 

Terbutaline Drug Information

Medication Information: Terbutaline is a type of airway and bronchodilator. It is used regularly to relieve problems in people with asthma or other respiratory problems related to the airways. Terbutaline dilates the airways of your lungs, facilitates airflow to the lungs, makes it easier for the patient to breathe, and helps relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

Terbutaline is also available by inhalation, which is preferable to tablets. Terbutaline tablets or syrup are usually prescribed for people (generally children or the elderly) who are unable to use the inhaler. For more information about inhaled terbutaline and nebulizers, see the page for those medications.

 

Contraindications to the use of the drug terbutaline

• Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug interaction of terbutaline

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Tips to consider before taking terbutaline

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking terbutaline:

• If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby or are breastfeeding your baby.

• If you have an overactive thyroid gland.

• If you have cardiovascular problems or an irregular heartbeat.

• If your blood pressure is high.

• If your blood sugar is high and you have diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar).

• If your blood potassium level is low.

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

• If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Possible side effects of terbutaline

All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Very common side effects:

• Headache, chills and restlessness

 

Common side effects:

• Muscle cramps, rapid heartbeat (heartbeat), decreased blood potassium

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of terbutaline.

 

How to store terbutaline

• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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