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Pirbuterol Acetate

Popular Brands: : Maxair, Pirbuterol Acetate, Maxair Autohaler, Exirel
Official FDA Reports5,882
Social Media Events17
Total Posts78
Avg. Review Score4.14/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Pirbuterol Acetate
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Graceway Pharmaceuticals, Llc
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America Llc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Pirbuterol Acetate Side Effects

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(Online Comments)
FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
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Alarm
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Alarm Reports % of
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Pirbuterol Acetate

Abnormal Breathing

Side Effects: MaxAir (PIRBUTEROL ACETATE) actually made my acute asthma attacks worse. My doctor had to switch me back to ProAir (Albuterol Sulfate).

Made my breathing worse (see Side Effe...


Source: MAXAIR: Side effects, ratings, and pat...

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Asthma

Side Effects: MaxAir (PIRBUTEROL ACETATE) actually made my acute asthma attacks worse. My doctor had to switch me back to ProAir (Albuterol Sulfate).

Made my breathing worse (see Side Effe...


Source: MAXAIR: Side effects, ratings, and pat...

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Panic Reaction

... dose instead of two even though I took two puffs. For me, the side effects (shaking, nervousness, panic, headache) are terrible. I'm generally sensitive to the shaky, panicky side-effects of asthma i...


Source: Maxair

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on March 9, 2013 @ 12:00 am

was great, but now i can no longer get this product.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 8, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have been using Maxair for years and I only have to use one puff because it works so well.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 29, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Maxair is a really good working rescue inhaler. I use it when I exercise or when I walk outside. I am a retired teacher and my copay for maxair is very expensive so I have had to switch to another inh...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 3, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Used it since I was a child & it works really well for me!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abnormal breathing, Asthma

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 25, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: MaxAir (PIRBUTEROL ACETATE) actually made my acute asthma attacks worse. My doctor had to switch me back to ProAir (Albuterol Sulfate). Made my breathing worse (see Side Effe...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 16, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Maxair Autohaler (pirbuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: I pay $150.00 dollars for the MaxAir inhaler (400 doses) because it is the only inhaler that works for me. One inhaler generally lasts 4 to 6 mon...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 16, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I pay $150.00 dollars for the MaxAir inhaler (400 doses) because it is the only inhaler that works for me. One inhaler generally lasts 4 to 6 months. I can pay $25.00 a piece for the albuterol inhale...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Panic reaction, Tremor, Headache, Photophobia, Nervousness

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on January 25, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... dose instead of two even though I took two puffs. For me, the side effects (shaking, nervousness, panic, headache) are terrible. I'm generally sensitive to the shaky, panicky side-effects of asthma i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Nervousness, Tremor

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 24, 2011 @ 12:00 am

It works well enough when it actually administers the proper dose, which it does about 50% of the time. The side effects, include shaking, nervousness, and headache.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor, Headache, Nervousness

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 24, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Maxair Autohaler (pirbuterol) for Asthma, acute: It works well enough when it actually administers the proper dose, which it does about 50% of the time. The side effects, include shaking, nervousness,...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.