When should I call my doctor if I am using Maxair?

If you are using Maxair (pirbuterol), call your doctor if you experience serious side effects, including:
  • worsening difficulty with breathing
  • rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • allergic reaction (rash, hives, itchiness, swelling of the face, mouth, eyes or throat and difficulty breathing)
If you experience any of these symptoms, get medical treatment right away. Call your doctor when you are able to do so.

Maxair may cause other side effects, such as headache, dizziness, cough, nausea, dry mouth, throat irritation, weakness, diarrhea or stomach upset. If any of these symptoms become bothersome or don't go away, call your doctor.

If you want to take a new medicine or supplement, call your doctor first. Maxair can interact with certain medications and supplements, causing serious side effects.

Call your doctor if you become pregnant while using Maxair.

If your asthma or other breathing condition symptoms are not getting better or are getting worse, call your doctor.

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