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Who should not take terbutaline?

Terbutaline should not be used by anyone under 12 years of age. Safety and efficacy testing have not been conducted on the elderly, so there may be considerations before terbutaline is prescribed to an older individual. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant while on the terbutaline, talk to your doctor about the potential risks.

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in terbutaline, you should not take the medication. Let your doctor know if you have any allergies to medication, food or other substances.

There are certain conditions, such as heart disease, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, diabetes, seizures and adrenal gland tumor, that may leave you at a higher risk of adverse reactions if you start taking terbutaline. The medications used to treat some of these illnesses may also decrease the effectiveness of terbutaline.

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