Terbutaline (Brethaire)

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What is the Generic Name for Brethaire?

Terbutaline

What is the Trade Name for Terbutaline?

Brethaire

What are the Indications of Terbutaline (Brethaire)?

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Preterm labor

What are the Actions of Terbutaline (Brethaire)?

Produces bronchodilation

What is the Therapeutic Class of Terbutaline (Brethaire)?

Bronchodilators

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Terbutaline (Brethaire)?

Adrenergics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Terbutaline (Brethaire)?

  • May cause nervousness, restlessness, tremors
  • Beta blockers can reduce effect
  • Assess respiratory status
  • Monitor maternal/fetal vital signs if using for preterm labor
  • Monitor for hypoglycemia
  • May cause decreased potassium level

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