Does terbutaline affect the baby?
Also asked, is terbutaline safe for baby?
Terbutaline is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Terbutaline is not safe to use in a pregnant woman to prevent premature labor.
Also, what are the side effects of terbutaline? Brand names Brethine, Bricanyl, Brethaire are no longer available in the U.S. Common side effects of terbutaline sulfate injection include:
- rapid heart rate,
- shortness of breath,
Thereof, can terbutaline cause birth defects?
Terbutaline, a β2-adrenoceptor agonist, is used off-label for long-term management of preterm labor; such use is associated with increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders.
How is terbutaline used in pregnancy?
Terbutaline is a medication used to delay preterm labor. It is in a class of drugs called betamimetics, which help prevent and slow contractions of the uterus. Terbutaline is primarily used when doctors need to delay birth for several hours or days in order to allow the child to mature more before being born.