Brethine to stop contractions/preterm labor?
Tribuline (sp?) is the generic for of Brethine I believe. No, I'm not diabetic and have been checked for GD. Blood pressure has been normal so no concern for anything like pre-eclampsia at this point. As far as I know I've been pretty much healthy except for this preterm labor thing and dizzy spells today.
Asked by Tania Wesson 6 months ago.
I'm having a hard time finding any good info on it. I can only really find info on using it for the relaxation of lungs. I also found that the FDA doesn't actually approve it for stopping preterm labor, but it is used commonly. Does anyone have any good info on it? I'm mainly looking for possible side effects. Do you think that since it's used to relax the muscles that control breathing that it could be over relaxing my lungs? I've been short of breath all day after taking it, but this also came after having an extreme dizzy spell and hotflashes. It could be one or the other causing my shortness of breath, but I'd like some more info on the pregnancy usage of it. Answered by Moon Ratermann 6 months ago.
do you mean tributiline???? never heard of brethine. I know tributiline is not approved by the FDA but is still widely used to stop labor. How many weeks are you ?? are you diabetic?? have you been tested for diabetes are there any other underlying medical conditions in conjunction with your pregnancy that you have not disclosed to us?? those are all questions that need to be answered that may also explain your symptoms. You may also be having a reaction to the medication. I would talk to your Dr about it if you are concerned Answered by Maribeth Cavel 6 months ago.
well i was on it for about a week when i started having early contractions but i dont remember actually having any side effects from it Answered by Nia Arnaudet 6 months ago.
How long does brethine delay labor?
I am 35 weeks i went to the hospital last night and they gave me brethine 3 shot of it..
Asked by Gerda Deierlein 6 months ago.
Brethine helps in uterine contractions. Usually it helps in delaying labor for about a week. Brethine slows/stops any type of contractions you experience & thus stops onset of labor. If you stop it, you will normally go straight into labor. It is commonly used for short term only which is not more than a week. Answered by Juli Folse 6 months ago.
Premature Labor and Brethine?
My doctor admitted me to the hospital on Wednesday because I was already having signs of premature labor (im 26 weeks) and I have already been worried about this happening again because I had my last son a little early. My question is has anyone gone into premature labor and been given Brethine to help control it?...
Asked by Marin Theurer 6 months ago.
My doctor admitted me to the hospital on Wednesday because I was already having signs of premature labor (im 26 weeks) and I have already been worried about this happening again because I had my last son a little early. My question is has anyone gone into premature labor and been given Brethine to help control it? And how did the Brethine make you feel. They all told me it would make me feel like Im climbing the walls, make my heart race, make me shaky, etc..but I feel like my lungs are being crushed, especially when I lay down and I feel like I cant breathe, yet they tell me this is normal. Has anyone else taken this and felt this way? I was admitted for 3 days, so I definitley asked every nurse I had while I was there and they all said the same thing.I have to take this the rest of the time until she is born, which is fine, because I will do whatever it takes to have a healthy baby, but its just hard thinking I will feel like this everyday until then. Do these side effects pass? Answered by Katrina Erhart 6 months ago.
I was given Brethine when I was 34 weeks with my oldest son to stop premature labor. All the things you are describing are normal side effects to this drug. It was actually 1st a drug for severe asthma, but they found that it relaxed the uterine muscles as well, and started using it to attempt to stop premature labor. It worked for me but the symptoms don't stop until you are allowed to stop taking it. I felt like a nervous wreck when I was taking it. I feel for you honey, good luck and congrats on the little one. Answered by Alfreda Fryling 6 months ago.
Legally you have the main remarkable to refuse any drugs. I understand which you difficulty approximately your infant and the medicine being harsh. even nonetheless, I even have individually considered the issues in preterm newborns. Your infant being born at 34 weeks could be greater risky to their wellbeing then the brethine could. whilst a pregnant woman takes drugs, the advantages could out weight the hazards. the earnings of taking the brethine and having an entire term infant outweighs any dangers from the medicine. you're able to ask for different thoughts.even nonetheless, there is not any drugs this is authorized via the FDA for prevention of preterm hard artwork. you're able to constantly ask for Magnesium Sulfate. even nonetheless, that often is basically given in the wellbeing center because of the fact the possibility of magnesium overdose. talk on your physician. you surely could inform your physician your concerns. analyze different drugs that are used for preterm hard artwork. Answered by Fidela Salassi 6 months ago.
12 years ago i was taking it around the clock so i would not go into labor and i don't remember it being that bad. i remember the way it made my heart race but i never felt like my lungs would crash. it just made me feel like i was out of it. so good luck if doctors tell you it is okay i guess it is. Answered by Joelle Mansell 6 months ago.
Sorry to say but they prolly wont pass til you are off the meds. Best thing you can do is try to stay stress free and get tons of rest! If you want someone to talk to send me an email. Answered by Monika Edsall 6 months ago.
Side effect of Brethine for preterm labor?
Does anyone have info on the possible side effects to the baby from brethine for preterm labor? I have had 3 injections and was able to insist on not taking the pills and just go on bed rest. After looking online, I'm now freaking out that there will be something wrong with my baby and I don't know what to...
Asked by Mackenzie Giddings 6 months ago.
Does anyone have info on the possible side effects to the baby from brethine for preterm labor? I have had 3 injections and was able to insist on not taking the pills and just go on bed rest. After looking online, I'm now freaking out that there will be something wrong with my baby and I don't know what to trust. I'm now in the 'safe zone' of almost 37 weeks. Does anyone have any accurate information on the side effects (or lack of) to the baby? Please help me! Thank you SOOOO much! Answered by Linnie Mishler 6 months ago.
Since many drugs are not studied intensively in regards with how they affect a fetus (because deliberate research would be unethical) there aren't formal studies to quote. What happens is that certain medications are used to treat other conditions (like brethine is usually for asthma) and a pregnant woman happens to take them and they discover these other effects and "off label" uses. So, brethine was known to be a drug that relaxes smooth muscle to open the airways, and it was reasonable to guess that it could relax the uterus too. It works pretty well, and they have definitely used it enough over the last decades to know that it is safe enough and there have been no known high risks for fetal anomalies or other issues affecting development. OB is a practice with high legal liability. Physicians are not happy to prescribe medications unless they are well assured the risk for side effects is minimal, and that the benefits of taking it (such as preventing preterm labor and birth of an immature baby) are greater than those minimal risks. Any drug you look up on will show you all kinds of side effects and freak you out. It's important to remember that most of the time those more severe negative effects happen in people who are sensitive to the drug, who have preexisting medical conditions, or are taking very high doses. If you don't trust it, talk to your doctor more about your concerns, or get a second opinion. Your baby will be just fine. You're almost there now! Good luck! Answered by Sarina Leagjeld 6 months ago.
Goodness, I was on brethine for months..my baby was born just fine and healthy but he also came 2 1/2 weeks late..I feel like being on the brethine caused him to be over..my due date was May 7 and he came May 25..a long time to wait..lol..but he was healthy and fine, just a little small..good luck Answered by Coral Worrel 6 months ago.
Anyone else have experience with Terbutaline (Brethine) for stopping contrations?
I am 34 weeks. Dr. said take every 6 hours & stay off feet. I was having contractions every 15 min. lasting 30-45 sec. from 12:00-4:30. My 1st Dd was born at 35 weeks when my water broke & spent 10 days in ICU b/c her lungs were not developed.
Asked by Hollis Clemens 6 months ago.
For many women, Brethine can be very effective @ stopping or slowing down contractions that would ultimately result in a premature birth. Given your history, you are certainly @ risk. Along with using the meds, it is imperative that you adhere to whatever your ob-gyn is advising whether it be strict bed-rest or pelvic rest. I hope that you have people who can help care for your younger child. Furthermore, and I know you're aware of all these things already, but keep a good record of how often you're contracting and if the Terb. isn't knocking them out, please call your physician. Every additional day you can keep the little one in, is a better chance for a healthy start to his or her life. Wishing you well. Answered by Cortney Silberg 6 months ago.
I took something called Procardia, starting at 26 weeks due to pre term labor. It's pretty much the same thing. I took it every 6 hours and was told to stop it at 36 weeks. As soon as I stopped the meds I went into labor (a week later actually). It saved my baby's life so keep taking it, these drugs do really work. God bless!! Answered by Vashti Spiegler 6 months ago.
Preterm contractions stopped with brethine, will this make me go overdue?
I am 34.3 weeks pregnant with baby #2. My first delivery was c-sections due to me not dilating past 2-3 centimeters despite being given cytotec and pitocin. This pregnancy has been quite different needless to say! I went to labor and delivery yesterday and was found to be having contractions getting progressively...
Asked by Suk Gwaltney 6 months ago.
I am 34.3 weeks pregnant with baby #2. My first delivery was c-sections due to me not dilating past 2-3 centimeters despite being given cytotec and pitocin. This pregnancy has been quite different needless to say! I went to labor and delivery yesterday and was found to be having contractions getting progressively stronger that was coming every 2 to 6 minutes apart but my cervix was still long, thick and closed. Was given 2 shots of brethine and sent home. My question is since I have a history of not dilating, should I not have accepted the brethine? Since I did accept the injections, will this slim the chances of me going into labor on my own this time (which I would love to avoid another section)? What would anyone recommend if I start having contractions again with no cervical change...have them stopped or ask to let my body progress as it wishes. Thank you in advance for your answers and input!! Answered by Willie Moret 6 months ago.
I have never had a c-section but i can tell you that brethine will not make you carry past term. Its not made to keep you from going into labor, its made to stop the contractions before they lead to labor. With my 2nd baby I went into the hospital at 35 weeks to the day and got the brethine shot, was back in the hospital 2 weeks later having my baby girl at 37 weeks to the day. I do want to let you know though, Im not saying VBACs are bad, because they are wonderful, but you should consider the age of your first child while considering a VBAC. If your first child is still young, then keep in mind that your body has not yet experienced vaginal birth, and it will be painful afterwords. I couldn't sit or walk for a week after my 1st. I had to carry a donut pillow around with me everywhere for a week to sit on. But it will be a new experience for you and your body. Ask yourself, with your 1st child's current age, can I car for him/her, does he/she need to be lifted at any time. Lots of people jump into vaginal births, which are wonderful both of mine were vaginal, but lots of people don't think about everything before they get them. For example, my sister in law had 2 c-section, then with her 3rd baby she had a VBAC. She looked at me in the hospital after having the baby and said "How did you do this 2 times? It hurts so bad." I told her the first vaginal birth is bad, but they get better. My 2nd kid, i was up walking the halls of the hospital within a few hours like nothing ever happened. Good Luck and if you chose a VBAC, then that's great, vaginal birth is a wonderful experience. Answered by Francesca Gano 6 months ago.
I'm really quite surprised they stopped them consider how far you are. I know, that's still early, but most docs I've heard of won't stop labor when you're that far or further. Anyways, there's really no way of saying whether it will cause you to go overdue, however going overdue isn't the end of the world and doesn't (or at least SHOULDN'T) guarantee you will need another c-section. If/when you do go into labor again, try to make it an 'active' labor, meaning you're up walking around, helping things out with gravity. Also, try laboring at home as long as you can. That will give you the best chance of things progressing and avoiding another c-section. It's really up to you if you have the contractions stopped again if you're a bit early when contractions start again, though. Best of luck. Answered by Ivonne Waybill 6 months ago.
do you recommend tributiline???? in no way heard of brethine. i know tributiline isn't authorized via the FDA yet continues to be notably used to give up labor. what proportion weeks are you ?? are you diabetic?? have you ever been examined for diabetes are there the different underlying wellness circumstances in conjunction including your being pregnant which you have not disclosed to us?? those are all questions that could desire to be replied which could additionally clarify your indications. you are able to as nicely be having a reaction to the medicine. i could communicate on your Dr approximately it in case you hardship Answered by Margart Longin 6 months ago.
For anyone who has taken Brethine for preterm labor?
Asked by Maggie Pereira 6 months ago.
I was given brethine for preterm labor yesterday and came home last night and did some research on it and did not like what I had found. This is just a little information for those of you who have had to take it and those of you who may go into preterm labor. If by chance I happen to go into labor again I will not be taking this drug again. Considering that I am almost 36 weeks anyways I do not really see the point. Answered by Bradford Macrae 6 months ago.
Im 37wks today and last week they gave me brethine twice to stop contractions, they didnt even ask just kind of insisted. Well tuesday I went back to the doc and had a non stress test and they ended up giving me another shot and a prescription to take home to take one every 8hrs but I am not taking it I refuse to becuase I'm 37wks whats it going to hurt. I think if god wants my little one to come out let her come. I'm very upset they did not discuss things with me before they just stuck my arm but then again I do have a mouth I should have spoke up, but this is our first and we didnt know what to expect... best of luck Answered by Madeleine Chizek 6 months ago.
And you link to an attorney site - as if they don't have any alterior motives. LOL There is no reason a 36 week woman should be given terbutaline. But for the hundreds of thousands of women who were 20-30 weeks and able to hang on to their babies in the womb a few weeks more to give them a better chance at survival, this drug was a lifesaver and worth the risk. There is NO medication that carries zero risk to a pregnancy. And when it comes to preterm labor (when it's earlier than when you were given it), the risks of preterm labor are far greater than the risks of taking the medication. If you've seen what I have seen working as a high risk antepartum nurse, if you've talked to women who have saved their pregnancies by taking terbutaline, you wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it's effectiveness and so quick to freak out over the risks. Answered by Fritz Grieshaber 6 months ago.
I'm 31 weeks and have been having preterm labor symptoms for a while now and the doctors are doing what they can do not put me on that med. They agree that there are some issues with terbutaline and in some cases it is necessary but in many it is not. Instead, they've been using fetal fibronectin tests to avoid terbutaline. Thankfully, they have been negative and I haven't had to have the drug. I'm wondering why they want you on it at 36 weeks. I wouldn't see the point either. Answered by Flora Freimark 6 months ago.
My daughter is in her 28 week of pregnancy she takes17p shots weekly and is on Brethine and nothing is working
This is her 5 pregnancy she takes her Brethine every 4 hrs;but it still doesn't stop them.I had her at the Hospital tonight and she had the pink show and they sent her home to rest.
Asked by Ewa Zegar 6 months ago.
I also took brethine when i went into prematur labor at 27 weeks. I spent two days in the hospital though. I was sent home with brethine and ordered to be on bed rest. Just tell her to stay in bed and dont get up for a week or two. Thats what i did and my baby stayed in till 38 weeks. Answered by Mildred Outwater 6 months ago.
Where you on the medication BRETHINE??
My sister was having contractions but they stopped them and her cervix is not dilated but they gave her that medicine to take once every 4 hours. She is only 61/2 months pregnant so if you took those pills did you make it until your 9th month or not?
Asked by Ward Arrindel 6 months ago.
I wish someone would have actually answered this, because I am curious myself. I started having a little leak of fluid around my 27th week. I went to the E.R., cervix was closed, not dilated, amnitoic fluid intact, however I was contracting irregularly. They gave me the Terbutaline(Brethine) shot to stop the premature contractions and left me with a prescription to take the pills every 6 hours. Yesterday, ( I am almost 31 weeks), I had bad cramping and went right to the E.R. Same scenario, got the shot, IV fluids, and another prescription for the pills. The Dr. anticipates a full term delivery provided I continue to take my pills. Answered by Cristobal Hinkes 6 months ago.
34 weeks pregnant. The doc has me on brethine tablets every 8 hours. Can this hurt my baby?
At 31 weeks I began having contractions. The doctor sent me to the hospital to be monitored. He later gave me a shot of Brethine. He then prescribed me Brethine tablets to take every eight hours. I have to take them until i am 37 weeks. The pills make me very ill feeling, shaky, nauseau, chills...etc. i hate taking...
Asked by Freddie Westgate 6 months ago.
At 31 weeks I began having contractions. The doctor sent me to the hospital to be monitored. He later gave me a shot of Brethine. He then prescribed me Brethine tablets to take every eight hours. I have to take them until i am 37 weeks. The pills make me very ill feeling, shaky, nauseau, chills...etc. i hate taking them but continue to for the sake of my baby not being born premature. If it is making me feel this way I can't help but to think it is also hurting my baby. I told the doctor how it was making me feel...he said it was normal. Do you think this could be harmful to my baby? Answered by Glenna Tuch 6 months ago.
No, there is no evidence to support that these common meds like brethine are detrimental to the baby's health in any way, but yes, they do sometimes have uncomfortable side effects on you. Try increasing your hydration when you take your medication. These meds to stop PTL often act by relaxing smooth muscle - and smooth muscle is also found in your blood vessels, which can cause your blood pressure to drop. When you have a drop in BP, you feel shaky, can get nauseated and have sweaty chills. Increasing hydration increases the fluid inside the blood vessels and therefore raises blood pressure. Good luck! Answered by Doretha Alvine 6 months ago.
It isn't harmful. There are certain drugs that don't pass through the placenta to the baby and Brethine is one of them. I was on that for PTL and later switched to a different medication. My baby is perfectly fine after taking that from 21 weeks until I delivered. Good luck! Answered by Carlo Murilla 6 months ago.