Similar. The major difference is that albuterol stimulates the heart less often than metaproterenol (alupent). Albuterol effectiveness also lasts an hour or so longer.
Similar. Both are medications that are used as bronchodilators -- that is quick acting medications for asthma symptoms. Albuterol is probably the most commonly used. Haven't not seen Alupent (metaproterenol) used fro years.
See below. They are they same Duoneb has albuterol and atrovent (ipratropium) 2 neb meds for chronic asthma you should be on a steroid inhaler.
Bronchodilators. Both drugs are bronchodilators, but Alupent (metaproterenol) has more side effects like palpitations and tremor.
And OR. Both open the bronchial tubes donot use both togather dose is 2 puffs every 6--8 hours use either or.