Terbutaline Sulfate is an active component, which is an ethanolamine derivative with bronchodilating and tocolytic properties. This active ingredient selectively binds to and activates beta-2 adrenergic receptors, results in intracellular adenyl cyclase activation via a trimeric G protein and subsequent increase in cyclic cAMP production. Boosted cAMP levels lead to the relaxation of bronchial and vascular smooth muscle mediated through the activation of protein kinase A, which phosphorylates proteins in control of muscle tone. It also inhibits calcium ion release from intracellular stores, decreases calcium entry into cells and induces the sequestration of intracellular calcium all of which aids the relaxation of airway muscles. It increases mucociliary clearance and decreases the release of inflammatory cell mediators.
Class of Drugs – Beta-adrenergic agonist bronchodilator
Molecular Formula – C24H40N2O10S
Molecular Weight - 548.6 g/mol
Working: This medication belongs to a group of medications called beta-adrenergic agonist bronchodilators. Terbutaline Sulfate acts by relaxing the muscles in the airways in the lungs. This opens up the airways, which makes it easier for breathing.
Uses: This mentioned medication acts as the active component is indicated to treat wheezing and shortness of breath from lung problems like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, and emphysema. Controlling these symptoms can reduce time lost from work or school. Terbutaline Sulfate is a bronchodilator that opens up the breathing passages to make breathing easier.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active medication is used in a popular brand medication as given below:
- Bricanyl: 5 mg
While consuming other asthma drugs or inhaling devices, consult the doctor about how to correctly take this medication to avoid side effects.