Ever taken Trebuteral to stop contractions?

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Has anyone ever taken trebuteral to stop their early contractions? It is an broncialdialator medication they gave me to slow my early contractions.

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Nicole - posted on 05/18/2009

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I am currently taking brethine/terbutaline, it works for me for the most part. Make sure to keep your bladder empty or no matter what you take you'll contract. lol I've been taking it every 4 hours since 19 weeks. I took it with my daughter too. It does help.

Sherri - posted on 04/22/2009

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I TOOK IT SEVERAL TIMES FROM 22WKS - 33 WKS OFF AND ON AND IT WORKED GREAT UNTIL I DEVELOPED GESTATIONAL DIABETES IN WHICH IT CAN RAISE BLOOD SUGAR SO THEY HAD TO TAKE ME OFF IT THEN I WENT ON MAG SULFATE WHICH DIDN'T WORK & TWINS CAME 3 HOURS LATER.

Amanda - posted on 04/22/2009

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Yes I was on it for 5 months. I only took it when my contraction got really consistant. And sometimes it didn't even stop them. But most of the time it did. Not to sure if its the exact same thing cuz mine was called Niphedapine which I think is just another name for it. I also did the p17 injections weekly to ward off pre term labor.

Maria - posted on 04/15/2009

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Yeah, those are the fun meds, took them for 30 days with intermittent shots as well for hopsital stays.  They make you super jittery and your heart can feel like it is pounding out of control.  I have to say that it worked until my daughter was ready and I actually got through 3 weeks more than they thought I would!  Good luck!

Jody - posted on 04/11/2009

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  I was on Magnesium first duiring my 8 day stay in the hospital when I originally went into labor at 26 weeks.  I was sent home with Trebutialine pills and told to take them every 4 hours.  I went to my follow up doctors appt and they told me to take the pills every 6 hours and within 2 days my contractions were back.  The hospital put me back to taking the pills every 4 hours and my son waited 3 1/2 weeks before my water broke and he arrived.  The thing that helped us the MOST was the 2 steriod shots that helped his lungs to develop faster.  Once he arrived at 29 1/2 weeks he was only on the ventilator for 34 hours.  He is now 3 1/2 months old, healthly and doing great.  Good Luck!

Krysti - posted on 04/11/2009

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I had a Trebutlaline pump (an IV) at home for 4 months with my son. I was admitted off and on for Mag Sulfate as well because the trabutaline didn't work all that well. You are correct it is a bronchodialator, the contraction part if basically just a side effect that Dr's noticed with the med, so they prescribe it for preterm labor as well. I had the pump with my youngest and I took oral pills with my 2 year old. The pills worked even less than the pump, but I think that just goes back to the whole "if its time, nothing will stop it" theory. Good luck!

Chandra - posted on 04/09/2009

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I was given terbutaline help stop mine. I was also on Magnesium. I was so miserable. I was told I was going to be in the hospitol for months well that was thanksgiving thursday the 26th  my son was born saturday the 29th.  I was so miserable. The mag makes you hot from the inside out. I sat in a cami, sheet and cathader tube. till I had my son!! my poor mom stay with me in the hospitol and FROZE!! she doesn't like coldness at all. I love her!!  

Earnesta - posted on 04/04/2009

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I had to take it to stop preterm labor after I had a cerclage with my daughter it is a medicine that relaxes the uterine muscles to keep you from contracting, it wasn't too bad for me i was on it for 3 months but it made me a little jittery every now and then

Liz - posted on 04/03/2009

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I had several shots of terbutaline over the course of my 2 months hospitalized bedrest. Don't know if these drugs are similar?

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