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Terbutaline Sulfate

Terbutaline Sulfate
Injection, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Terbutaline sulfate injection, USP is a beta-adrenergic agonist bronchodilator available as a sterile, nonpyrogenic, aqueous solution in vials, for subcutaneous administration. Each milliliter of solution contains 1 mg of terbutaline sulfate, USP (0.82 mg of the free base), sodium chloride for isotonicity, hydrochloric acid for adjustment to a target pH of 4 and water for injection, USP Terbutaline sulfate is (±)-α-[(tert- butylamino)methyl]-3,5-dihydroxybenzyl alcohol sulfate (2:1) (salt). The molecular formula is (C12H19NO3)2 • H2SO4 and the structural formula is

Terbutaline sulfate structural formula illustration

Terbutaline sulfate, USP is a white to gray-white crystalline powder. It is odorless or has a faint odor of acetic acid. It is soluble in water and in 0.1N hydrochloric acid, slightly soluble in methanol, and insoluble in chloroform. Its molecular weight is 548.65.

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/28/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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