OB_terbutaline - Terbutaline(Brethaire Classification...

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Terbutaline (Brethaire, Bricanyl) Classification: bronchodilators / adrenergics Action: Relaxes smooth muscles, inhibiting uterine activity and causing bronchodialation Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to adrenergic amines. Known hypersensitivity or intolerance to fluorocarbons (inhalation only). Use Cautiously in: Cardiac disease. Hypertension. Hyperthyroidism. Diabetes. Glaucoma. Geri: Geriatric patients (more susceptible to adverse reactions; may require dose reduction). Excessive use may lead to tolerance and paradoxical bronchospasm (inhaler). OB: Pedi: Pregnancy (near term), lactation, and children <2 yr (safety not established). Precautions:
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Administer with meals to minimize gastric irritation. Tablet may be crushed and mixed with food or fluids for patients with difficulty swallowing. . Subcut: Administer subcut injections in lateral deltoid area. Do not use solution if discolored. PO (Adults and Children >15 yr): Bronchodilation --2.5-5 mg 3 times daily, given q 6 hr (not to exceed 15 mg/24 hr). Tocolysis --2.5 mg q 4-6 hr until delivery (unlabeled). PO (Children 12-15 yr): 2.5 mg 3 times daily (given q 6 hr). Inhaln (Adults and Children ≥12 yr): 2 inhalations (200 mcg/spray) q 4-6 hr. Subcut (Adults): Bronchodilation --250 mcg; may repeat in 15-30 min (not to exceed 500 mcg/4 hr). Tocolysis --250 mcg q 1 hr until contractions stop (unlabeled). IV (Adults): Tocolysis --10 mcg/min infusion; increase by 5 mcg/min q 10 min until contractions stop (not to exceed 80 mcg/min). After contractions have stopped for 30 min, decrease infusion rate to lowest effective amount and maintain for 4-8 hr (unlabeled). Major side effects:
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