Brethine Warnings and Precautions
Among the conditions that you should tell your healthcare provider about before you take Brethine are diabetes, seizures or epilepsy, and any allergies you may have. To reduce the chances of drug interactions, you should also tell your healthcare provider about all other drugs you may be taking. Some other Brethine warnings and precautions include the safety of taking Brethine while pregnant, the risk of increased side effects in some people taking the drug, and people who shouldn't take it (such as those who are allergic to Brethine or any component used to make it).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Brethine® (terbutaline sulfate) if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Other types of heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.