Which medications in the drug class Beta-Agonists are used in the treatment of Viral Pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Beta-Agonists

Many patients with viral pneumonia have bronchospasm, which is relieved or improved with the use of beta-agonist drugs.

Albuterol (Proventil)

Albuterol is a beta-agonist used to treat bronchospasm. It relaxes bronchial smooth muscle with its action on beta2-receptors. It has little effect on cardiac muscle contractility.


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