SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, irritated throat, nausea, dizziness, headache, heartburn, loss of appetite, altered taste sensation, restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, trembling, and sweating may occur but should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. Unlikely but report: chest pain, irregular or pounding heartbeat, seizures. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Before you use this drug, tell your doctor if you have: any allergies, heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, seizures, diabetes. Tell your doctor if you ever had a bad reaction to albuterol, bitolterol, ephedrine, epinephrine, isoetharine, isoproterenol, metaproterenol, pseudoephedrine, or pirbuterol or other similar agents. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. Terbutaline is excreted into breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding. Terbutaline is not recommended for children under the age of 6. Caution is advised in the elderly.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medications you take, including: beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol, timolol), all asthma drugs, antidepressants, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide). Many nonprescription medications contain pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, so check the labels carefully. Do not take any of these medications without consulting your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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