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  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
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  • sympathomimetic, beta-adrenergic.
  • Used as a tocolytic agent.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses human placenta
  • No adequate human data in first trimester, howerever, no association with congenital anomalies has been reported.
  • Parenteral use of the drug can cause maternal side-effects including: pulmonary edema, myocardial ischemia, cardiac arrhythmias, cerebral vasospasm, hypotension, hypokalemia, hyperglycemia, tachycardia, and liver impairment.
  • Can cause fetal tachycardia and neonatal hypoglycemia.
  • Reported single case of sudden intrapartum death and single case of myocardial necrosis in a newborn exposed to the drug in utero.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk.
  • Therefore, Terbutaline should be used during nursing only if the potential benefit justifies the possible risk to the newborn.
  • Other Trade Names
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