- Used as a bronchodilator
- Prevents symptoms of many breathing conditions
- for use in Dogs and Cats
Side Effects and Warnings:
Terbutaline should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Terbutaline should be used cautiously in animals with diabetes, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid gland hyperthyroidism, animals taking thyroid supplement L-thyroxine or those with a seizure disorder or epilepsy. Terbutaline should be avoided if any heart rhythm abnormalities are present. Terbuatine may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with terbutaline. Such drugs include certain antidepressants and anesthetics.
Store tablets at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container.
Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
The medication is available in 2.5 mg and 5 mg tablets and in 1 mg/ml injectable form as well as an inhaler form. The standard dosage of the injectable form for cats and dogs is 0.005 mg/lbs (0.01 mg/kg) every 4 – 6 hours. For dogs, the tablet form is dosed at 1.25 to 5 mg/dog thrice a day and 0.05 – 0.1 mg/lbs (0.1 to 0.2 mg/kg) twice a day for cats.