–Bronchodilator in managing CAL and asthma.
–Administered: inhalation. Excreted: urine and feces. Onset: 5–15 minutes.
–It selectively stimulates receptors of smooth muscle in the lungs, the uterus, and the vasculature that supplies skeletal muscle.
•Contraindications and precautions
•Adverse effects–Tachycardia, palpitations, anxiety, tremors, headache, insomnia, muscle cramps, and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms
–Other sympathomimetic agents, beta-adrenergic blocking agents, digoxin, antidepressants, and potassium-losing diuretics