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Generic Brethine, Bricanyl

TERBUTALINE is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. Compare short-acting beta agonists.
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Terbutaline Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Do not take extra doses. If your asthma or bronchitis gets worse while you are using this medicine, call your doctor right away.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse

nervousness

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

Less common

Chest discomfort

difficult or labored breathing

feeling of warmth

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

shortness of breath

sweating

tightness in the chest

wheezing

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Arm, back, or jaw pain

blurred vision

chest pain

chest tightness or heaviness

confusion

convulsions

decreased urine

dizziness

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

dry mouth

fainting

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

increased thirst

loss of appetite

mood changes

muscle pain or cramps

nausea or vomiting

numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips

seizures

sleeplessness

trouble sleeping

unable to sleep

unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Drowsiness

Less common

Pain at the injection site

weakness

Rare

Anxiety

fever

redness, soreness, or itching skin

sores, welting, or blisters

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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