Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination






(ter BYOO ta leen)

Therapeutic Category

  • Adrenergic Agonist Agent
  • Antiasthmatic
  • Beta2-Adrenergic Agonist
  • Bronchodilator
  • Sympathomimetic
  • Tocolytic Agent

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Brethine may be confused with Methergine

Terbutaline may be confused with terbinafine, TOLBUTamide

Terbutaline and methylergonovine parenteral dosage forms look similar. Due to their contrasting indications, use care when administering these agents.

This item requires a subscription. For full access to this content, please log in to an existing user account or purchase an individual subscription. If you have an active subscription and appear logged in (your name appears in the upper right corner), but you cannot access content, please click the “Log Out” option under your name and log back in.
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal