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metaproterenol sulfate

A moderately selective beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist bronchodilator used to manage asthma and bronchospasm.

Adverse effects
Tremor, dizziness, headache, nausea, tachycardia.

Life-threatening adverse effects
Dyspnoea, marked tachycardia, arrhythmias.
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A non-selective beta-adrenoceptor agonist that can be used as a heart stimulant. A brand name is Alupent.
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