Terbutaline is a prescription medication used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Terbutaline belongs to a group of drugs called beta agonists. These work to relax and open the airways, making it easier to breathe.
This medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken 3 times a day, with or without food.
This medication is also available in an injectable form to be given directly under the skin (subcutaneously) by a healthcare professional.
Common side effects of terbutaline include a pounding or racing heart beat, chest pain, tremors, or nervousness.
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Uses of Terbutaline
Terbutaline is a prescription medication used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Terbutaline Brand Names
Terbutaline Drug Class
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Side Effects of Terbutaline
Serious side effects have been reported with terbutaline. See the “Terbutaline Precautions” section.
Common side effects of terbutaline include:
- a pounding or racing heart beat
- chest pain
This is not a complete list of terbutaline side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.