What You Need to Know About Pirbuterol

Dosing Information

The dose of pirbuterol your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Whether you use the medicine to treat or prevent asthma attacks
  • The severity of your asthma or other respiratory problems
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Pirbuterol Dosing for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Pirbuterol can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Pirbuterol).
  

What If I Overdose on Pirbuterol?

People who take too much pirbuterol may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Dry mouth
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
  • Fatigue
  • Low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Loss of life.
     
If you happen to overdose on pirbuterol, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Maxair Overdose for more information.)
 
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