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Pirbuterol
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(RS)-6-[2-(tert-butylamino)-1-hydroxyethyl]-2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridin-3-ol
Identifiers
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").

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Clinical use

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

Mode of action

Adverse effects

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