Tertbutaline (Brethaire) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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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 Tertbutaline (Brethaire) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

asthma, COPD, preterm labor

What are the Actions of Tertbutaline (Brethaire) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

produces bronchodilation and inhibits hypersensitivity reactions

What is the Therapeutic Class of Tertbutaline (Brethaire) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bronchodilators

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Tertbutaline (Brethaire) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

adrenergics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Tertbutaline (Brethaire) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • 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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