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Why would my doctor suggest I take pirbuterol acetate?

Your doctor may prescribe pirbuterol for you if you have asthma symptoms. People with asthma occasionally have problems with breathing, symptoms that include wheezing or shortness of breath. It can also help the symptoms of emphysema and bronchitis. If your doctor has suggested that you use pirbuterol to help with your breathing symptoms, you should remember that this medicine will not cure your disease; it will help treat the symptoms that make you uncomfortable.

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