Four cases are presented, one involving extravasation of a dopamine and dobutamine solution in the arm and three involving accidental digital injection of epinephrine into the thumb. In three cases, local infiltration of terbutaline resulted in dramatic reversal of vasospasm and ischemia. In the remaining case the use of terbutaline resulted in minor clinical improvement. These are the first reported cases involving the successful treatment of peripheral ischemia with subcutaneous terbutaline. This experience suggests that terbutaline may be an effective alternative for treatment of peripheral ischemia when phentolamine is not available.