Medication used to treat asthma that is also used during pregnancy to reduce contractions of the uterus. It has not been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use as a muscle relaxant, but it is commonly used to slow down premature labor. Many drugs commonly used are not specifically approved by the FDA for the purpose for which they are used. Gaining FDA approval is Despite this, there is extensive experience with these drugs and their use appears to be safe.
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