pirbuterol breath activated aerosol inhaler - oral, Maxair Autohaler
GENERIC NAME: PIRBUTEROL BREATH ACTIVATED AEROSOL INHALER - ORAL (pir-BUE-ter-ol)
BRAND NAME(S): Maxair Autohaler
USES: Pirbuterol is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath that commonly occur with lung problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD). Controlling these symptoms can decrease time lost from work or school. Pirbuterol is a bronchodilator (beta-2 receptor agonist) that works by opening breathing passages to make breathing easier. This medicine comes in an inhaler that automatically releases a puff of medicine when you inhale. The inhaler allows the drug to reach deep into the lungs for the most benefit. Because this type of inhaler is used differently than other types, be sure to follow directions closely.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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