Bricanyl Turbohaler

Bricanyl inhalers help with asthma and other breathing problems where you have a tight chest and difficulty breathing. These work by relaxing muscles in the lungs and opening up the airways.

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What is Bricanyl Turbohalers?

Bricanyl Inhaler contains the active ingredient Terbutaline sulphate. Terbutaline belongs to a group of drugs known as Beta-2- agonists. This medication group has a proven and established track record in treating the symptoms of certain respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Bricanyl is available in various formulations and dosages:

  • Inhaler (Turbohaler) device
  • Syrups
  • Tablets

Bricanyl (Terbutaline sulphate) is a B2-agonist. It binds to B2 receptors along with the smooth muscles of the airways inducing muscle relaxation. This opens up the airways and allows you to breathe freely just as normal. Bricanyl Turbohaler is therefore a ‘reliever’.

Breath-actuated Dry Powder inhaler

A key advantage of the Turbohaler over conventional inhalers (MDI’s) is that it is breath-actuated, it does not require you to press down and time the inhalation to receive a correct dose. The number of doses used is also recorded.

Relieves symptoms of asthma:

Bricanyl provides quick relief for asthma attacks. Asthma is a disorder that is characterised by airway contraction causing difficulty in breathing. Terbutaline relaxes muscles along the airways, minimising the symptoms associated with asthma such as difficulty breathing and coughs.

Use in COPD:

The daily use of Bricanyl can also benefit COPD patients helping them to relieve symptoms of shortness and difficulty in breathing.

How to use Bricanyl

If you are familiar with Bricanyl 500mcg, then it would be incredibly easy for you to use. Take this medicine exactly as you were told by your doctor.

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After using the Turbohaler rinse your mouth with water. Rinsing your mouth decreases the absorption of excess medicine, reducing the risk of unwanted side effects.

What happens if I forget to use my Bricanyl Turbohaler?

The missed dosage should be taken as soon as you know it but if you almost have time for your next scheduled dosage, you should skip that missed dose

Side effects & precautions

Consult your doctor before taking Bricanyl Turbohaler:

  • If you are pregnant
  • You have a history of heart failure or heart disease.
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You are diabetic
  • You have an overactive thyroid gland

Like all medicines, this medication can cause reactions, this will not affect every person.

  • Consult your doctor if you experience the following side-effects
  • Wheezing after the dose.
  • Headache
  • Muscle weakness and trembling or shaking

It is recommended to read the patient information leaflet or to contact a doctor for more details. If you are worried about the adverse effects or whether you have an allergic reaction while using this inhaler.

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