Bricanyl Turbohaler

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About Product
This content has been written and checked for quality and accuracy by
Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 26/05/2020 Next review: 26/11/2020

What is Bricanyl?

Bricanyl Turbohalers belong to a group of inhalers called relievers. These inhalers are taken to treat symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.

These symptoms can be brought on by conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The most prevalent of these conditions is asthma, which affects approximately 4.3 million adults in the UK. Asthma is a chronic condition which causes recurring episodes of bronchospasm - commonly known as an asthma attack.

What is an asthma attack?

An asthma attack is a sudden deterioration of asthma symptoms. They can be life-threatening and may require emergency medical attention.

There are a number of triggers which can cause an asthma attack to develop, including allergens such as dust, mould, animal dander and pollen, as well as infections like the common cold and influenza, cardio exercise, and strong displays of emotion such as laughing or crying.

Symptoms of an asthma attack include:

  • Blueish colouration to the lips (Cyanosis)
  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lower than normal peak flow score
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

The symptoms are caused by a constriction of muscles around the airways, restricting the amount of air which can be breathed. If left untreated, the condition can become fatal.

How does the Bricanyl Turbohaler work?

Terbutaline - the active ingredient in Bricanyl Turbohalers - is known as a short-acting beta-2 agonist. It works to treat bronchospasm in the lungs by stimulating the beta 2 receptors, causing the bronchioles (airways) to relax.

How to use the Bricanyl Turbohaler?

Always follow the instructions given to you by the doctor. Do not exceed the recommended prescribed dose.

Before using your Bricanyl Turbohaler for the first time:

  1. Unscrew the cover and lift it off. You may hear a rattling sound.
  2. Holding your Bricanyl Turbohaler upright, so that the blue grip is at the bottom, turn the grip as far as it will go in both directions. You should hear a click. It does not matter which way you turn it first.
  3. Do this again, turning the blue grip in both directions.
  4. Your Bricanyl Turbohaler is ready to use.

To use your Bricanyl Turbohaler:

  1. Unscrew the cover and lift it off. You may hear a rattling sound.
  2. Holding your Turbohaler upright, so that the blue grip is at the bottom, turn the grip as far as it will go in both directions. You should hear a click.
  3. Holding your Turbohaler away from your mouth, breathe out gently. Do not breathe out through your Turbohaler.
  4. Place the mouthpiece between your teeth, closing your lips around it. Breathe in as hard as you can through your mouth. Do not bit or chew the mouthpiece.
  5. Remove the Turbohaler from your mouth and breathe out gently. You may not be able to taste the medication after inhalation. If you followed the instructions correctly, you can be confident that you have inhaled the dose and the medicine is now in your lungs.
  6. If you are to take a second inhalation, repeat steps 2 to 5.
  7. Screw the cover back over the mouthpiece, ensuring it fits tightly.
  8. Rinse your mouth out with water each time after taking your dose to remove any medicine that remains in your mouth.

You may need to check with your doctor or asthma nurse to ensure the correct inhalation technique.

Side effects and cautions of Bricanyl?

All medications carry the risk of side effects, though not everyone will experience them. It is important to remain vigilant of the side effects associated with your medication.

Very common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Shaking

Common side effects include:

  • Cramp
  • Increased heart rate (Tachycardia)
  • Low potassium levels in the blood
  • Palpitations
  • Tense feeling

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. For a more detailed list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet which comes enclosed with your medication.

If you get any of the side effects - whether listed or not - speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take Bricanyl if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

You can find instructions on how to appropriately use and maintain your Bricanyl Turbohaler in the patient information leaflet.

How do I buy Bricanyl Turbohalers online?

You can buy Bricanyl Turbohalers online from Prescription Doctor.

Simply fill out the medical questionnaire for our doctor to review and if the doctor approves your order, our dispensing pharmacy will dispatch your treatment for a next day delivery.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use Bricanyl while pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor for advice before using the medicine.

Will Bricanyl affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Bricanyl Turbohalers are not likely to impair your ability to drive or use machines.

What should I do if I use more Bricanyl than I should?

If you use more Bricanyl Turbohaler than you should, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Can I use Bricanyl Turbohalers with other inhalers?

Yes - you can use Bricanyl Turbohalers with other preventive inhalers. Both of these medications should be prescribed by your doctor before ordering them online.

When should I use Bricanyl Turbohalers?

You should use Bricanyl Turbohalers should be used to relieve the symptoms of an asthma attack. It is not as effective as a preventive inhaler.

Does Bricanyl contain steroids?

No, Bricanyl does not contain steroids.

Table of contents

What is Bricanyl Turbohalers?

What is an asthma attack?

How does the Bricanyl Turbohaler work?

How to use the Bricanyl Turbohaler?

Side effects and cautions of Bricanyl Turbohalers?

How do I buy Bricanyl Turbohalers online?

Frequently asked questions

Additional resources

What to do after an asthma attack?

How to stay active with asthma?

Treatment information

  • Product name: Bricanyl
  • Active Ingredient(s): Salbutamol sulfate
  • Manufacturer: AstraZeneca
  • Administration: Do not take more than eight puffs in 24 hours. Wait 4 hours between doses.
  • Presentation: Turbohaler
  • Available Strength: 0.5mg
  • Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
  • Application: Men and Women
  • Dosage: Do not take more than eight puffs in 24 hours. Wait 4 hours between doses.
  • Description: Bricanyl Turbohaler is a prescription inhaled medicine used to treat or prevent bronchospasm.
  • Drug class: Bronchodilator
Click here to view the Bricanyl Turbohaler - Patient Information Leaflet

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