The Full Wiki

Pirbuterol: Wikis

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 38029-10-6
ATC code R03AC08 R03CC07
PubChem 4845
Chemical data
Formula C 12H20N2O3  
Mol. mass 240.30 g/mol
300.3 g/mol (acetate)
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat. C
Legal status -only (US)
Routes Inhalational

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

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address