NCTI- Pharmacology- Drug List J- Terbutaline

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NCTI- Pharmacology- Drug List J- Terbutaline
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  1. Terbutaline
    trade name
    Brethine
  2. Terbutaline
    class
    • Sympathomimetic Bronchodilator
    • Tocolytic (in preterm labor)
  3. Terbutaline
    mechanism of action
    • 1. Relaxes bronchial smooth muscle causing bronchodilation
    • 2. Relaxes uterine smooth muscle inhibiting contractions
  4. Terbutaline
    indications
    • 1. Moderate to severe asthma
    • 2. Bronchospasms associated with COPD
    • 3. Secondary to Magnesium Sulfate in preterm labor to inhibit contractions
  5. Terbutaline
    contraindications
    Uncontrolled tachydysrythmias
  6. Terbutaline
    side effects
    • Cardiovascular: palpitations, tachycardia, dysrhythmias, hypertension, PVCs
    • Respiratory: paradoxical bronchospasm
  7. Terbutaline
    precautions
    Use with cautions in patients with cardiac disease
  8. Terbutaline
    interactions
    • 1. Beta Blockers will decrease the actions
    • 2. MAO inhibitors may cause hypertensive crisis
  9. Terbutaline
    routes
    SQ, IV, IO, IVPB
  10. Terbutaline
    onset and duration
    Onset is immediate and may last 15 minutes
  11. Terbutaline
    dosages
    • Adult:
    • Bronchodilation: 0.25 mg SQ. May repeat once in 15-30 minutes
    • Tocolytic: 10 mcg/min IV/IVPB titrated to a max of 80 mcg/min

    Pediatric: 0.01 mg/kg SQ. Maximum dosage is 0.25 mg.
  12. Terbutaline
    notes
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