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Systematic (IUPAC) name
ethyl]phenyl} N,N-dimethylcarbamate
CAS number 81732-46-9
ATC code R03CC12
PubChem 54766
Chemical data
Formula C18H29N3O5 
Mol. mass 367.44 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 20%
Metabolism Hepatic, extensive
Further metabolized to terbutaline by plasma cholinesterase
Half life 13 hours (bambuterol)
21 hours (terbutaline)
Excretion Renal
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status

Prescription only

Routes Oral

Bambuterol (INN, marketed by AstraZeneca under the trade names Bambec and Oxeol) is a long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist used in the treatment of asthma. It is a prodrug of terbutaline.

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