Terbutaline Medication Information

Terbutaline sulfate (Brethine®) is a medication used for treating emphysema and asthma in both adults and children over the age of 12. By causing muscles around the airways to relax, the medicine can open up the airways and help improve breathing. Terbutaline, which is available only in generic form, comes as an oral tablet that is generally taken three times a day.
Most people are able to take this medicine without any problems. However, as with any medication, side effects are possible. According to information gathered in clinical trials, terbutaline has been known to cause side effects such as:
  • Nervousness
  • Shakiness
  • Drowsiness.
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