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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Maxair?

If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor about whether it is safe for you to use Maxair (pirbuterol). This inhaled drug eases symptoms of asthma and other lung diseases, but it hasn't been studied in pregnant women. However, studies of Maxair in animals found that very high doses of the drug could harm developing fetuses.

Maxair is known to inhibit uterine contractions. Women in labor should not use this drug unless the benefit outweighs the risk.

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