A prototypical, short-acting bronchodilator is albuterol (also called salbutamol), a selective beta-2 adrenergic agonist which relaxes bronchiole smooth muscle.
Metaproterenol (Alupent Inhalation Aerosol[R]) is another selective beta-2 adrenergic agonist bronchodilator.
Pirbuterol (Maxair Autohaler[R]) is a short-acting selective beta-2 adrenergic agonist.
Maintenance Inhalers: Long-Acting Adrenergic Bronchodilator Inhalers
Salmeterol is a long-acting selective beta-2 adrenergic bronchodilator supplied as a DPI.
Formoterol (Foradil Aerolizer[R]) is another long-acting selective beta-2 adrenergic bronchodilator supplied as a DPI.
Combination Inhalers: Corticosteroid with Long-Acting Beta-2 Adrenergic Agonist
Flucatisone is a corticosteroid and salmeterol is a selective long-acting beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonist.
Combination Maintenance Inhaler: Anticholinergics with Short-Acting Beta-2 Adrenergic Agonists