Active Ingredient History

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Albuterol is a short acting beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist. Albuterol effectively alleviates bronchospasm due to bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other chronic bronchopulmonary disorders such as COPD. In vitro studies and in vivo pharmacologic studies have demonstrated that albuterol has a preferential effect on beta2-adrenergic receptors compared with isoproterenol. While it is recognized that beta2-adrenergic receptors are the predominant receptors in bronchial smooth muscle, data indicate that there is a population of beta2-receptors in the human heart existing in a concentration between 10% and 50%. The precise function of these receptors has not been established. The pharmacologic effects of beta-adrenergic agonist drugs, including albuterol, are at least in part attributable to stimulation through beta-adrenergic receptors of intracellular adenyl cyclase, the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to cyclic-3',5'- adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP). Increased cyclic AMP levels are associated with relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle and inhibition of release of mediators of immediate hypersensitivity from cells, especially from mast cells. Albuterol has been shown in most controlled clinical trials to have more effect on the respiratory tract, in the form of bronchial smooth muscle relaxation, than isoproterenol at comparable doses while producing fewer cardiovascular effects. Albuterol is longer acting than isoproterenol in most patients by any route of administration because it is not a substrate for the cellular uptake processes for catecholamines nor for catechol-O-methyl transferase.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CC(C)(C)NCC(O)c1ccc(O)c(CO)c1
  • Mol. Mass: 239.31
  • ALogP: 1.31
  • ChEMBL Molecules:
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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: Yes
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Oral, Topical
  • Pro Drug: No

Drug Pricing (per unit)


$3.1012 - $10.8464
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Combination drugs

( ipratropium (atrovent), albuterol (proventil) - other names: combivent respimat, duoneb )
accuneb | aerolin | aerolin 400 | aerolin auto | airomir | airsalb | albuterol | albuterol sulfate | albuterol sulfate mixture with ipratropium bromide | asmasal clickhaler | asmasal spacehaler | asmaven | asmavent | cobutolin | combivent | combivent udvs | dl-albuterol | dl-salbutamol | duoneb | ipramol steri-neb | kentamol | libetist | maxivent | proair hfa | proventil | proventil hfa | proventil-hfa | rimasal | sabumol | salamol e-breathe | salapin | salbulin novolizer | salbutamol | (+-)-salbutamol sulfate | salbutamol sulfate | salbutamol sulphate | salbuvent | salipraneb | salubatmol | sch-13949w | sch-13949w sulfate | steri-neb salamol | ventmax sr | ventodisks | ventolin | ventolin cr | ventoline | ventolin e-breathe | ventolin hfa | ventolin rotacaps | volmax | vospire | vospire er


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