Terbutaline (Brethine®, Bricanyl®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Terbutaline is in a class of drugs called beta agonists. It is a bronchodilator, which relaxes the airways and makes breathing easier. It is used to treat asthma, tracheobronchitis, collapsing trachea, allergic bronchitis, and certain lung conditions (e.g., pulmonary edema). It may also be used in the treatment of an abnormally slow heart rate. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences a rapid or irregular heart rate, tremors, nervousness, dizziness, fever, vomiting, dilated pupils, weakness, collapse, or seizures while being treated with terbutaline.

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**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

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