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What should I know about terbutaline before taking it?

If you are taking terbutaline, let your doctor know if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, epilepsy, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, liver or kidney disease. Terbutaline is not considered dangerous for pregnant women; however, tell your doctor if you are pregnant. This drug can be passed in breast milk. Hypokalemia (low potassium levels) may occur with this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have more than one of the following symptoms: convulsions; decreased urine; dry mouth; increased thirst; irregular heartbeat; loss of appetite; mood changes; muscle pain or cramps; nausea or vomiting; numbness or tingling in the hands, feet or lips; shortness of breath; or unusual tiredness or weakness. Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines for appetite control, asthma, colds, cough, hay fever or sinus problems and herbal or vitamin supplements.

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