Method for treating asthma using optically pure R(-) albuterol

  • US 5,547,994 A
  • Filed: 11/07/1994
  • Issued: 08/20/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/05/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of treating an acute attack of asthma, while reducing side effects associated with the acute administration of racemic albuterol, comprising administering to an individual suffering from an acute attack of asthma a quantity of an optically pure R(-) isomer of albuterol sufficient to result in bronchodilation while simultaneously reducing undesirable side effects, said R isomer being substantially free of its S(+) isomer.

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