What is Pirbuterol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Maxair Autohaler


Pirbuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pirbuterol

Side effect Patients
Heart palpitations 1


Based on patients currently taking Pirbuterol

Dosage Patients
0.2mg/inh as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Pirbuterol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Pirbuterol


Currently taking Pirbuterol

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Pirbuterol

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Pirbuterol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 2
Montelukast (Singulair) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Pirbuterol

Sep 15, 2009 (Started Jun 10, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heart palpitations

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