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Product Details
Generic Name: Terbutaline
Brand Name: Brethine
Brethine is a bronchodilator that works by relaxing muscles in airways to enhance breathing and is used for curing bronchospasm (shortness of breath and wheezing) associated with lung diseases like bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Also known as Terbutaline (brand names Bricanyl, Terbulin and Brethaire), it is a β2-adrenergic receptor agonist that’s presently on the list of prohibited medicines of World Anti-Doping Agency for Olympic athletes. Currently, it is used for delaying preterm labor for 2 days to enable for fetal lung maturity through steroid injections. In the year 2011, United States Food and Drug Administration has ordered to put boxed warning on its label. Overall, Brethine is basically as a treatment for premature labor, an off-label use not approved by FDA. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have epilepsy or other seizure disorder; high blood pressure or heart disease; hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid); diabetes; kidney infection or liver infection.
Doses of Brethine
  • You can use Brethine exactly as prescribed by your doctor; however, if you don’t understand the directions, ask your doctor to explain them to you.
  • It can be taken with glass full of water and is important to take it regularly to get the most benefit.
  • You should not use this medication more often or in larger doses than is recommended by your healthcare provider, as using more medication than is recommended could be dangerous.
  • Your doctor might want you to have lung function or other medical tests during surgery with this drug for monitoring side effects and progress.
  • Store Brethine at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
  • Missed dose can be taken once you remember. However, don’t take additional dose for making up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help, if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms include fluttering heart or irregular heartbeats, chest pain or angina, tremor, seizures, headache, weakness, vomiting and nausea.