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Bricanyl (terbutaline sulphate) belongs to a group of medications called short-acting beta 2 agonists. It is available in tablet form, syrup form and as an inhaler device, all containing the same active ingredient (terbutaline) to treat the symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is mostly prescribed as an inhaler to provide short-term relief for asthma attacks, but it can also be taken by mouth (tablet or syrup) to help keep the airways open all the time.
Bricanyl works directly on essential receptors in the lungs. The active ingredient will stimulate these receptors (beta 2 receptors), which relaxes the muscles in the troubled area - the respiratory tract. This will, in most cases, unblock the airways, helping you to breathe throughout the day and in the event of an asthma attack.
Asthma is a condition that can be defined by the narrowing of airways, often making breathing difficult. The active ingredient, terbutaline, relaxes important muscles in the respiratory tract, eliminating many of the obstructions that are causing the problem.
Sufferers of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) may also benefit from regular usage of Bricanyl.
Bricanyl is suitable for patients who have breathing difficulties or suffer from chronic conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This medication is not suitable if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients found in this medicine. If you have heart problems, an overactive thyroid gland or diabetes, or are taking any other medications, you must inform a doctor to ensure this treatment is suitable for you. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use this medication.
If you're familiar with other asthma inhalers, then the Bricanyl 500mcg turbohaler should be extremely familiar to you, and simple to use. However, it's always advisable to use this medicine in the exact way discussed by your doctor.
You should rinse your mouth out with water after using your turbohaler. This is because some of the medicine can sometimes stick to the inside of your mouth and throat with each inhalation. Rinsing it away reduces excess medicine being absorbed, and thus reduces the chance of unnecessary side effects.
The complete instructions for use are contained in the leaflet, which will be supplied with your order.
Bricanyl is available in many different forms. In all cases, the medication will contain the active ingredient terbutaline.
Bricanyl turbohaler - the most commonly prescribed version - is a dry powder inhaler with a 500mcg dose, which should be taken when you are encountering an asthma attack. Do not exceed four inhalations per day.
You are advised to take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
However, you should skip that missed dose if it is nearly time for your next scheduled dosage. It's important not to take medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Like most prescription medications, Bricanyl can cause side effects. Not everyone will develop them, but it is still important that you tell your doctor about any allergies that may cause adverse reactions to the treatment. You should also consult your doctor if you experience sudden wheezing directly after a dose. A doctor will, in these cases, change your course of treatment.
Other side effects include:
If you are concerned about the side effects or if you suffer from an allergic reaction whilst using this inhaler, then it's recommended that you read the patient information leaflet, or see a doctor for more information.
If you provide our doctors with enough details about your condition, they will be able to determine the suitability of Bricanyl. People with:
For further information about all the possible drug interactions that may occur when using your Bricanyl 500mcg inhaler, please refer to the patient leaflet.
The Bricanyl Turbohaler is available here at HealthExpress to those who use this inhaler to help relieve symptoms of asthma. You will need to complete our short consultation, which will be assessed by our doctors to ensure Bricanyl is the most suitable treatment for you. If they approve and you choose to order this medication, a prescription will be sent directly to our certified pharmacy, which will dispense your medication ready for free next day delivery.