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PIRBUTEROL (peer BYOO ter ole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
heart disease or irregular heartbeat
high blood pressure
an unusual or allergic reaction to pirbuterol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for inhalation through the mouth. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not use more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your inhaler correctly. Ask you doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.
Use this medicine before you use any other inhaler. Wait 5 minutes or more before between using different inhalers.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
beta-blockers, often used for high blood pressure or heart problems
other medicines for breathing difficulties
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve. Do not use extra medicine. Call your doctor right away if your breathing gets worse while you are using this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
change in blood pressure
difficulty breathing, wheezing that increases or does not go away
dizziness or fainting spell
fast heartbeat, chest pain
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
anxiety, nervousness, trembling
unusual taste or smell
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). The contents may burst when exposed to heat or flame. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.