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When can I stop using Maxair?

Unless you experience serious side effects or an allergic reaction, you should not stop using Maxair (pirbuterol) to treat your asthma or other breathing condition unless your doctor tells you to.

Possible serious side effects include:
  • increased difficulty breathing
  • rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • chest pain 
  • 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 can help control your symptoms but cannot cure asthma or other lung diseases, so you are likely to continue to need it. Talk to your doctor if you have side effects or feel that Maxair is not working for you.

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