Maxair is approved for children at least 12 years old. It may be difficult for young children to correctly use the Maxair inhaler. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the best ways to treat childhood asthma.
Off-Label Maxair Uses
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Maxair for treating something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Maxair uses may include the prevention of exercise-induced asthma(see Asthma and Exercise).
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Asthma and COPD inhalers that contain ozone-depleting CFCs to be phased out; alternative treatments available (4/13/2010). FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm208302.htm. Accessed April 16, 2010.
Graceway Pharmaceuticals. Statement on the continued availability of Maxair Autohaler (pirbuterol acetate inhalation aerosol). Maxair Web site. Available at: http://www.maxair.com/MAXStillAvailable.pdf. Accessed April 16, 2010.
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