More Answers on Pirbuterol

How Should This Medication Be Stored?

Pirbuterol should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. You should have an inhaler available at all times, especially if you have severe asthma attacks. Your inhaler should be cleaned regularly; refer to the information that came with it for detailed instructions about how to do this.
 
Keep pirbuterol and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your pirbuterol as scheduled, take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take your doses more closely together than every four hours, unless absolutely necessary to control an attack.
 

Generic Pirbuterol

Currently, there is no generic pirbuterol available. Even though all of the patents for this medication have expired, no manufacturers have chosen to make a generic version.
 

Who Makes Pirbuterol?

Pirbuterol is made by the Graceway Pharmaceuticals.
 

Available Strengths

Pirbuterol asthma inhalers are available in two sizes:
 
  • Maxair Autohaler 14 gram inhaler -- containing 400 inhalations, with 200 mcg per inhalation
  • Maxair Autohaler 2.8 gram inhaler -- containing 80 inhalations, with 200 mcg per inhalation (this smaller size is used as a "sample").
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