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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tervent. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tervent is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tervent is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Tervent does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Tervent should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tervent may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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There is limited information available on the use of Tervent in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Tervent is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe. You can take Tervent with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how your respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. Tervent is generally safe and effective but some common side effects include headache. fast heart rate, trembling, and muscle cramps. These side effects are not often dangerous and they should gradually improve as your body gets used to this medicine. There are other, rarer, side effects and you should call your doctor straight away if you get chest pain, a very bad headache or very bad dizziness. Before using Terventl, you should tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, a history of heart problems, diabetes or low levels of potassium in your blood to make sure it is safe. Also make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine. Because this medicine can make you feel dizzy or shaky, do not drive, cycle or use tools or machinery until you feel better. You should not smoke as it causes damage to your lungs and will make your condition worse.
Uses of Tervent
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Side effects of Tervent
- Muscle weakness
- Decreased potassium level in blood
How to use Tervent
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Tervent may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Tervent works
Tervent is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.
- Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
- It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Tervent affects you.
- It may cause a rise in blood pressure. Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
- Avoid cigarette smoking as it can affect the level of Tervent in your body.
- Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid or heart disease.
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Acute bronchospasm Adult: Initiate at 2.5 mg three/four times daily Maintenance: 5 mg three times daily q6hr while patient is awake; reduce dose to 2.5 mg q6hr Not to exceed 15 mg/Day
Oral Acute bronchospasm Child: <12 years: 0.05 mg/kg three times daily initially; increase PRN, not to exceed 5 mg/day 12-15 years: 2.5 mg PO q6hr 3 times daily; not to exceed 7.5 mg/day >15 years: 5 mg/dose PO q8hr three times daily; reduce dose to 2.5 mg q6hr; not to exceed 15 mg/24hr
Renal Impairment GFR <50 mL/min: reduce dose by 50% GFR >50mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary
Hypersensitivity to sympathomimetics. Any condition of mother or foetus in which prolongation of pregnancy is dangerous.
Mode of Action
Terbutaline is a direct-acting sympathomimetic which relaxes bronchial smooth muscle by selective action on beta2 receptors. It also decreases uterine contractility.
Patient w/ thyrotoxicosis, HTN, DM, ketoacidosis, CV disorders (e.g. ischaemic heart disease), convulsive disorders, coronary insufficiency or associated arrhythmias. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor cardiorespiratory function, serum K and glucose levels; Lactation: Distributed into breast milk, but in amounts generally considered insufficient to affect nursing infants (AAP Committee states compatible with nursing)
Tachycardia, nervousness, tremor, palpitations, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, restlessness, lethargy, drowsiness, weakness, flushes, sweating, chest discomfort, muscle cramps, tinnitus. Rarely, seizures, hypersensitivity vasculitis, elevated liver enzymes. Potentially Fatal: Increased heart rate, transient hyperglycaemia, hypokalaemia, cardiac arrhythmias, pulmonary oedema, myocardial ischaemia.
Antagonised effects of beta-blockers. Increased risk of hypokaelemia with xanthine derivatives, corticosteriods and diuretics; increased risk of arrhythmias with inhaled anaesthetics, sympathomimetics.
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