pirbuterol


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Related to pirbuterol: pirbuterol acetate, Bitolterol

pirbuterol

 [pir-bu´ter-ol]
a beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist, administered by oral inhalation in the form of the acetate ester as a bronchodilator.

pirbuterol

/pir·bu·ter·ol/ (pir-bu´ter-ol) a β agonist, used in the form of the acetate ester as a bronchodilator.

pirbuterol

(pĭr-byo͞o′tə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
An analog of albuterol, C12H20N2O3, that acts as a bronchodilator and is used in the form of its acetate to treat asthma.

pirbuterol

a synthetic β-receptor agonist, used as the acetate or hydrochloride salt in the treatment of bronchospasm.
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HFA versions of pirbuterol or triamcinolone are in development.
Beta-2-agonist inhalers, including albuterol, pirbuterol, and terbutaline, taken 15 minutes before exercise can reduce or eliminate symptoms in up to 90% of patients for up to four to six hours.
2]-Agonists: Inhaled albuterol Airet(*) Proventil(*) Proventil HFA(*) Ventolin(*) Ventolin(*) Rotacaps bitolterol Tornalate(*) pirbuterol Maxair(*) terbutaline Brethaire(*) Brethine(*) (tablet only) Bricanyl(*) (tablet only) Anticholinergics: Inhaled ipratropium bromide Atrovent(*) Steroids: Tablets or liquids methylprednisolone Medrol(*) prednisone Prednisone Deltasone(*) Orasone(*) Liquid Pred(*) Prednisone Intensol(*) prednisolone Prelone(*) Pediapred(*)
Another class of drugs, beta agonists, such as albuterol, bitolterol, metaproterenol, pirbuterol, and terbutaline, are used either when the symptoms occur or just before an activity that may cause symptoms.
Metered-dose inhaler Albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil) Epinephrine (Medihaler-Epi, Primatene Mist) Isoethadne (Bronchometer) Isoproterenol (Isuprel Medihaler) Isoproterenol and phenylephrine (Duo-Medihaler) Metaproterenol (Metaprel, Alupent) Pirbuterol (Maxair) Salmeterol (Serevent) Terbutaline (Breathair)
Short-acting agents include albuterol, levalbuterol, and pirbuterol, although these agents at one time were considered longer acting in comparison with the ultrashort-acting catecholamines such as isoetharine.
Other short- acting beta agonists used for asthma include levalbuterol (Xopenex HFA) and pirbuterol (Maxair Autohaler).
The newer aerosol [beta]-adrenergic drugs (albuterol, terbutaline, pirbuterol, bitolterol) are [[beta].
The more recent generation of beta-2 agonists, including albuterol, levalbuterol, bitolterol and pirbuterol, have minimum untoward cardiovascular effects, making them ideal for managing all forms of asthma.
In support of its decision, FDA noted that it received a large number of comments from physicians and patients addressing the public health benefits of pirbuterol - the active ingredient in Maxair Autohaler.