23.02 Terbutaline (Brethine)

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Generic Name

terbutaline

Trade Name

Brethaire

Indication

asthma, COPD, preterm labor

Action

produces bronchodilation and inhibits hypersensitivity reactions

Therapeutic Class

bronchodilators

Pharmacologic Class

adrenergics

Nursing Considerations

• may cause nervousness, restlessness, tremors
• beta blockers can reduce effect
• assess respiratory status
• monitor maternal/fetal vital signs if using for preterm labor
• monitor for hypoglycemia
• may cause decreased potassium level

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