Pirbuterol

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For other uses, see Maxair.
Pirbuterol
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(RS)-6-[2-(tert-butylamino)-1-hydroxyethyl]-2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridin-3-ol
Clinical data
Trade names Maxair
AHFS/Drugs.com Consumer Drug Information
MedlinePlus a601096
Pregnancy cat. C
Legal status -only (US)
Routes Inhalational
Identifiers
CAS number 38029-10-6 N
ATC code R03AC08 R03CC07
PubChem CID 4845
DrugBank DB01291
ChemSpider 4679 YesY
UNII OG645J8RVW YesY
KEGG D08387 N
ChEMBL CHEMBL1094966 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C12H20N2O3 
Mol. mass 240.30 g/mol
300.3 g/mol (acetate)
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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[edit]

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

Mode of action[edit]

Further information: Beta2-adrenergic agonist

Adverse effects[edit]

Further information: Beta2-adrenergic agonist

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