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Terbutaline

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Synonym(s): Terbutaline sulfate, Bricanyl, Monovent, Brethine


Introduction

Name

  • Terbutaline.

Class of drug

  • β2-adrenoceptor agonist.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C12H19NO3.

Molecular weight

  • 225.28.

Physical properties

  • Slightly bitter-tasting, white to grey-white, crystalline powder that may have a faint odor of acetic acid.
  • 1 g is soluble in 1.5 mL of water and 250 mL of alcohol.

Storage requirements

  • Tablets should be stored in tight containers at room temperature (15-30°C/59-86°F).
  • Injection should be stored at room temperature and protected from light. Discolored solutions should not be used.

Uses

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Indications

  • To induce bronchodilation.
  • To maintain heart rate in animals with sick-sinus syndrome.
  • It can inhibit premature labor symptoms.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Theophylline, corticosteroids
  • There is an increased risk of hypokalemia developing if theophylline or high doses of corticosteroids are given with high doses of terbutaline.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) Ed BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, United Kingdom. pp 338.
  • Plumb D (2015) Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. 8th edn. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 1296.
  • Tennant B (1999) Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. BSAVA, Cheltenham.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.
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