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Maxair Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pirbuterol inhalation (Maxair)?
- What are the possible side effects of pirbuterol inhalation (Maxair)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pirbuterol inhalation (Maxair)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using pirbuterol inhalation (Maxair)?
- How should I use pirbuterol inhalation (Maxair)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Maxair)?
- What happens if I overdose (Maxair)?
- What should I avoid while using pirbuterol inhalation (Maxair)?
- What other drugs will affect pirbuterol (Maxair)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Maxair)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Maxair)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of albuterol can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using pirbuterol inhalation (Maxair)?
Avoid situations that may trigger an asthma attack such as exercising in cold, dry air; smoking; breathing in dust; and exposure to allergens such as pet fur.
What other drugs will affect pirbuterol (Maxair)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- diet pills, caffeine, or cold/allergy medicine that contains a decongestant (such as phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), nebivolol (Bystolic), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), doxepin (Sinequan, Silenor), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate); or
- other bronchodilators such as levalbuterol (Xopenex), albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin, Accuneb, ProAir), terbutaline (Brethine, Bricanyl), salmeterol (Advair, Serevent), metaproterenol (Alupent, Metaprel), or isoproterenol (Isuprel Mistometer).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with pirbuterol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pirbuterol inhalation.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Maxair Information
- Maxair Drug Interactions Center: pirbuterol inhl
- Maxair Side Effects Center
- Maxair FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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