What is Terbutaline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Bricanyl Brethine

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Terbutaline is a bronchodilator used for the treatment of reversible airway obstruction and bronchial asthma. It may also be used in the management of preterm labor.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 14 2
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 3 0
Allergic asthma 1 0
Anxious mood 1 0
Breathing difficulty 1 1
Bronchiectasis 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Terbutaline

Side effect Patients
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Terbutaline

Dosage Patients
500 mcg three times daily 1
1mg/mL as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Terbutaline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Terbutaline

Duration

Currently taking Terbutaline

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Terbutaline

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Terbutaline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Salbutamol (Ventolin Evohaler) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Terbutaline

Jun 21, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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