What is pirbuterol inhalation?
Pirbuterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Pirbuterol inhalation is used to treat conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Pirbuterol inhalation may also be used for conditions other than those listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about pirbuterol inhalation?
It is very important that you use your pirbuterol inhaler properly, so that the medicine gets into your lungs. Your doctor may want you to use a spacer with your inhaler. Talk to your doctor about proper inhaler use.
Seek medical attention if you notice that you require more than your usual or more than the maximum amount of any asthma medication in a 24-hour period. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack.
Who should not use pirbuterol inhalation?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have
heart disease or high blood pressure,
epilepsy or another seizure disorder,
an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), or
any type of liver or kidney disease.
You may require a lower dose or special monitoring during therapy with pirbuterol if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Pirbuterol is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether pirbuterol inhalation will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether pirbuterol passes into breast milk. Do not use pirbuterol inhalation without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Pirbuterol inhalation is not approved for use by children younger than 12 years of age.