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What should I know about Maxair before using it?

Maxair (pirbuterol inhalation) does not cure asthma; instead, it helps to relieve the symptoms. You may need to practice using the inhaler to be sure that you are getting the full dose of medicine into your lungs for best treatment. If you don't feel that the medicine is working or you need to use it more often than usual, call your doctor. Some existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, liver and kidney problems, seizure disorders or an overactive thyroid, may require special treatment when using Maxair, so be sure your doctor is aware of these conditions. Some medications may interact negatively with Maxair, so tell your doctor about any medications you take, including vitamins and drugs sold over-the-counter. It is possible that Maxair may cause an allergic reaction as well.

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