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What is Metaproterenol?

Metaproterenol is the name of the generic active ingredient in a medication that treats breathing disorders, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is part of a group of drugs called bronchodilators. It works by opening the airways to help make breathing easier. Metaproterenol is taken orally as a tablet or liquid or by inhalation using a nebulizer. The brand name Alupent is no longer on the US market.

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