Arformoterol

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IUPAC_name="N"- [2-hydroxy-5- [(1"R")-1-hydroxy-2- [(2"R")-1-(4-methoxyphenyl) propan-2-yl] amino] ethyl] phenyl] formamide



CAS_number=67346-49-0
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DrugBank=DB01274
C=19|H=24|N=2|O=4
molecular_weight=344.405 g/mol
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protein_bound=52–65%
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elimination_half-life=26 hours
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pregnancy_US=C
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legal_US=Rx-only
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licence_US=Arformoterol
routes_of_administration=nebuliser

Arformoterol, also known as arformoterol tartrate (USAN) is a long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist drug indicated for the treatment of COPD. It is sold by Sepracor, under the tradename Brovana, as a solution to be administered twice daily (morning and evening) by nebulization. [cite web |url=http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/brovana_ids.htm |title=Brovana Prescribing information, Dosage and Administration section |accessdate=2008-03-14 |format= |work= ]

It is the active (R,R)-enantiomer of formoterol and was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 6, 2006 for the treatment of COPD.

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External links

* [http://www.brovana.com/ Brovana] website


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