Drug Index

Pirbuterol

 
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Mechanism :

Beta-2 receptor agonist with some beta-1 activity.


Indication :

• Asthma Maintenance Treatment


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to pirbuterol or any of its components.


Dosing :

<12 years: Safety and efficacy not established.

>12 years: 1-2 puffs (Each puff-200 mcg) 4-6 hourly; not to exceed 12 puffs/day.


Adverse Effect :

Nervousness, restlessness, hyperglycemia, hypokalemia, tremors, palpitations, tachycardia, cough, headache, dizziness, light headedness, taste changes, vomiting, nausea, paradoxical bronchospasm.


Interaction :

Tricyclic antidepressants: Tricyclic antidepressants increase or decrease effects of sympathomimetics.
Linezolid: Increases effects of pirbuterol by pharmacodynamic synergism.


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