API Product   :    Terbutaline Sulphate
CEP   :    -
WCC   :    ?
Therapeutic Use    :    Anti-asthma and COPD Products; Other gynaecologicals; Cough And Cold Preparations
Anti-asthma and COPD Products; Other gynaecologicals; Cough And Cold Preparations
Originator   :    SkyePharma
CAS No.    :    23031-25-6
Trade Name.   :    BRETHINE
Molecular Weight   :    225.29 g/ mol
225.29 g/ mol
Molecular Formula   :    C12H19NO3
Terbutaline is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath from lung problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis and emphysema). . Terbutaline is a bronchodilator (beta-2 receptor agonist) that works by opening breathing passages to make breathing easier.
Terbutaline (trade names Bronclyn, Brethine, Bricanyl, Brethaire, or Terbulin) is a ?2 adrenergic receptor agonist, used as a "reliever" inhaler in the management of asthma symptoms and as a tocolytic (anti-contraction medication) to delay preterm labor for up to 48 hours. This time can then be used to administer steroid injections to the mother which help fetal lung maturity and reduce complications of prematurity. It should not be used to prevent preterm labor or delay labor more than 48–72 hours. In February 2011, the Food and Drug Administration has ordered to put a boxed warning on the drug's label. Pregnant women should not be given injections of the drug terbutaline for the prevention of preterm labor or for long-term (beyond 48–72 hours) management of preterm labor, and should not be given oral terbutaline for any type of prevention or treatment of preterm labor "due to the potential for serious internal heart problems and death.