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Terbutaline Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Birth Defects, Brain Damage, Injury

Terbutaline Side Effects Could Result In Birth Defects Lawsuits

Terbutaline | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Birth Defects, Brain Damage, Cognitive Deficits

Terbutaline is an asthma medication that is commonly used to treat preterm labor. Terbutaline is sold under the brand names Brethine and Bricanyl. Recent studies have shown a link between the use of Terbutaline during pregnancy and an increased risk of brain damage and cognitive deficits in the baby. A recent study conducted at Duke University illustrated the risk of Terbutaline to infants.

The study showed that the use of Terbutaline might leave the brains of children susceptible to other chemicals ubiquitously present in the environment. The study suggests that certain early drug or chemical exposures can predispose people to particular ailments. Recently, the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program has recommended that Terbutaline no longer be given to women with mild intermittent asthma while they are pregnant.

As early as 1997 the FDA issued its first warning about the use of Terbutaline Sulfate for the treatment and prevention of preterm labor.  Terbutaline sulfate, in various dosage forms, has been approved by FDA for the treatment of asthma but it has be given to pregnant women subcutaneously, to stop early labor. The use of Terbutaline sulfate to treat preterm labor is an unapproved or "off-label" use. Premature labor occurs in approximately 20 percent of all pregnancies in the United States.

Of those, an estimated 1 million women annually are treated with Terbutaline or related drugs to halt the early contractions. The drugs administered to pregnant women also penetrate to the unborn baby where they affect brain development.

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If you or a loved one took Terbutaline and suffered side effects, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified drug side effects attorney or call us anytime at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Lawsuit Claims Drug Caused Brain Damage In Twins

Nov 7, 2004 | Annapolis Capital
An Annapolis couple is suing Anne Arundel Medical Center and several doctors, claiming their twin sons developed brain damage as a result of drugs the mother was given during her pregnancy.Doctors failed to tell John and Karen Ring there were risks to using the drug Terbutaline, the Rings claim. Mrs. Ring was given the drug between Feb. 25 and March 17, 2001, as treatment for pre-term labor.The drug caused her heart rate to spike, gave her feelings of shakiness and caused her to hallucinate....

Regular Use of Asthma Drug Poses Dangers, CU And Stanford Studies Find

Jul 29, 2004 | Cornell University News Service
Physicians who prescribe the regular use of beta-agonist drugs for asthma could be endangering their patients, two new studies by researchers at Cornell and Stanford universities find. One study compiles previously published clinical trials to conclude that patients could both develop a tolerance for beta-agonists and be at increased risk for asthma attacks, compared with those who do not use the drug at all. The second study shows that beta-agonist use increases cardiac risks, such as heart...

Lawsuit Contends Drug Caused Brain Damage In Twins

May 21, 2004 |
Last month, a lawsuit was filed that got the attention of many obstetricians and gynecologists and their patients.It involves terbutaline a drug commonly prescribed to treat preterm labor and one a local mother claims caused her twin's brain damage. WBAL-TV 11 News health reporter Donna Hamilton reported this may become a huge controversy for pregnant women and their doctors.Travis and Tyler Ring are fraternal twins who appear to be healthy normal 3-year-olds. "Neither one of them speaks," said...

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