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Terbutaline (Terbutaline Sulfate) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Adverse reactions observed with terbutaline sulfate tablets, USP are similar to those commonly seen with other sympathomimetic amines. All of these reactions are generally transient in nature and usually do not require treatment. The frequency of these side effects appears to diminish with continued therapy.

The following table lists the adverse reactions seen in 199 patients treated with terbutaline sulfate tablets during six double-blind crossover studies and four double-blind parallel studies (short- and long-term) performed in the United States.

Percent Incidence of Adverse Reactions (Total Daily Dosage Range 5-15 mg) Terbutaline N=199
Reaction %
Nervous System
Nervousness 35.0
Tremor 15.0
Somnolence 5.5
Dizziness 3.5
Anxiety 1.0
Insomnia 1.5
Cardiovascular
Palpitations 5.0
Tachycardia 3.5
Extrasystoles ventricular 1.5
Vasodilations 1.0
Digestive
Nausea 3.0
Dry Mouth 1.5
Body as a Whole
Headache 7.5
Asthenia 2.0
Skin and Appendages
Sweating 1.0

The following adverse effects each occurred in fewer than 1% of patients: hallucinations, rash, paresthesia, hypertonia, (muscle cramps), vomiting.

There have been rare reports of elevations in liver enzymes and of hypersensitivity vasculitis.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED TERBUTALINE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Terbutaline. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Terbutaline side effects / adverse reactions in 25 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2011-12-29

Patient: 25 year old male

Reactions: Insomnia, Aggression

Suspect drug(s):
Terbutaline

Alprazolam

Triamcinolone

Cetirizine

Formoterol Fumarate

Budesonide

Montelukast Sodium



Possible Terbutaline side effects / adverse reactions in 79 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Taiwan, Province of China on 2011-12-29

Patient: 79 year old female

Reactions: Cardioversion, Palpitations, Ventricular Tachycardia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Ipratropium Bromide
    Dosage: 0.5 mg
    Indication: Asthma

Albuterol Sulfate
    Dosage: 6 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Asthma

Terbutaline
    Dosage: 5 mg
    Indication: Asthma

Other drugs received by patient: Bisoprolol; Mexiletine Hydrochloride; Amiodarone



Possible Terbutaline side effects / adverse reactions in 38 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-02-06

Patient: 38 year old female weighing 111.1 kg (244.5 pounds)

Reactions: Blood Pressure Increased, Tachycardia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Terbutaline



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2010-08-16

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