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How is Maxair different from the Maxair Autohaler?

The Maxair inhaler and Autohaler both contain the same medication -- pirbuterol -- but differ in the way that medication is delivered. The Maxair inhaler has to be manually triggered, while the Autohaler automatically releases a measured puff of medication as a person inhales. Both are used to treat asthma or other conditions that interfere with breathing.

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