Pirbuterol Acetate - Drug Information

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General Information on Pirbuterol Acetate

Generic Name : Pirbuterol Acetate

Pronunciation : peer byoo’ ter ole

Latest prescription information about Pirbuterol Acetate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pirbuterol Acetate

International- Maxair Autohaler.

Why is Pirbuterol Acetate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma. This medication relaxes the muscles in the airways and improves breathing.  

When should Pirbuterol Acetate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Pirbuterol Acetate?

The usual dose for adults and children 12 years and older is two inhalations (400 mcg) repeated every 4-6 hours.

How should Pirbuterol Acetate be taken?

It comes as an aerosol for oral inhalation.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pirbuterol Acetate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, overactive thyroid, seizures, low blood potassium levels, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Sometimes it may cause severe breathing problems; if it is so consult with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Pirbuterol Acetate?

•   Central Nervous System : Nervousness, tremor, headache, dizziness, depression, anxiety, confusion, sleeplessness, weakness and fainting.
•   Heart : Palpitations, fast heart rate, low blood pressure, irregular heart beat and chest pain.
•   Respiratory : Cough.
•   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, dry mouth, mouth ulcer, abdominal pain/cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.
•   ENT : Smell/taste changes and sore throat.
•   Skin : Rash and itching.
•   Miscellaneous : Numbness in extremities, hair loss, bruising, fatigue, swelling, weight gain and flushing.

What are the other precautions for Pirbuterol Acetate?

Avoid contact with eyes.

What are the storage conditions of Pirbuterol Acetate?

Store it at room temperature, away from heat or an open flame.

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