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Subject: Bronchodilator, ATC code R03, List of drugs: M-Md
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For other uses, see Maxair.

Pirbuterol (trade name: Maxair) is a beta-2 adrenergic bronchodilator used in the treatment of asthma, available (as pirbuterol acetate) as a breath-activated metered-dose inhaler ("autohaler").

Clinical use

  • Asthma - preventative/maintenance medicine
  • Asthma - "rescue" medicine for reversal of acute asthma attack

Mode of action

Adverse effects

Source/external link

  • RxList: Maxair (Pirbuterol)

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