OB/NEWBORN MEDICATIONS2Commonly – Used Medications in OB/NewbornMedicationIndicationIntended EffectDose/Push RateSide EffectsAdverse EffectsTerbutaline(Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl)Management of reversible airway disease due to asthma or COPD; inhalation and subcut used for short-term control and oral agent as long-term control. BronchodilationAdults PO:2.5 to 5 mg 3times daily, given q 6 hr (not to exceed 15 mg/24hr) SC:250 mcg; may repeat in 15-20 min. (not to exceed 500 mcg/24hr)Nervousness, tremor, restlessness, headache, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, angina, hypertension.Pulmonary edema, myocardial ischemia.Magnesium SulfateTreatment/ prevention of hypomagnesemia.Treatment of hypertension.Prevention of seizures associated with severe eclampsia, pre-eclampsia, or acute nephritis. Replacement in deficiency states. Resolution of eclampsia. IM: IV: Adults:8 to 12 g/day in divided doses (severe deficiency)Mild deficiency- 1g q 6 hr for 4doses or 250 mg/kg over 4hr. IV: Infants:25 to 50 mg/kg/dose, maximum does: 2g. Administer at a rate not to exceed 150 mg/ min.Diarrhea, drowsiness, low respiratory rate, muscle weakness, flushing, sweating, hypothermia. Newborn hypotension,hyporeflexia, and respiratory depression. Oxytocin (Pitocin) IV: Induction oflabor term.Facilitation of threatened abortion. IV: IM: Postpartum control of bleeding after Induction of labor.