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Commonly – Used Medications in OB/NewbornMedicationIndicationIntended EffectDose/Push RateSide EffectsAdverse EffectsTerbutalineManagement of reversible airway disease due to asthma or COPD; inhalation and sub-cut used for short-term control and oral agent as long-term control.results in the accumulation of cyclic adenosine monophosphateManagement of preterm labor (tocolytic) (the FDA has recommended that injectable terbutaline should notbe used in pregnancy for the prevention or prolonged treatment [48 – 72 hr] of pretermlabor in either the inpatient or outpatientsettings because of the potential for serious maternal heartproblems and death;POSub cuHypertension; Hyperthyroidism; Diabetes;Glaucomanervousnessrestlessness,tremor Pulmonaryedema. headache, insomnia. hypertensionMagnesium SulfateTreatment/prevention of hypomagnesemia. Treatment of hypertension. Prevention ofseizures associated with severe eclampsia,pre-eclampsia, or acute nephritisPreterm labor. Treatment of torsade de pointes. Adjunctive treatmentfor bronchodilation inmoderate to severe acute asthmaIM, IV (Adults):Severe deficiency—8–12 g/day in divided doses;mild defi-ciency—1gq6hrfor4doses or 250 mg/kg over 4 hrDrowsiness, low respiratory rate. BradycardiaHypotension, diarrhea, flushing, sweating, hypothermiaOxytocinInduction of labor at termFacilitation of threatened abortionPost-partum control of bleeding after expulsion of the placenta.IV (Adults):0.5–1 milliunits/min;Q by 1–2 milliunits/min q 30–60 min untilde-sired contraction pattern established; dose may bep after desired frequency of con-