I am a pharmacist that received a prescription for terbutaline tablets for a patient that was having pre-term contractions. According to the prescriber, her cervix was not dilated and she was not prescribing terbutaline to delay labor but more as an "as needed" medication for the patient to use for its analgesic effect from contractions. I cannot find this as an indication anywhere in my resources but also admit I am no OBGYN expert. I ended up dispensing the medication - I did express my concerns about the risks involved to both the prescriber and patient. Can anyone shed some light on whether this a common or acceptable use for terbutaline?