Bricanyl

  • Short term reliever inhaler
  • Provides effective relief from the symptoms of Asthma
  • Fast acting and long lasting
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What is Bricanyl?

A Bricanyl Turbohaler provides effective, short-term treatment for the symptoms of asthma.

There are two types of inhalers used in the treatment of asthma. A 'preventer' inhaler usually contains a corticosteroid and should be taken every day to help to reduce inflammation in the airways; this aids in reducing your chances of having asthma attacks in the future.

The Bricanyl Turbohaler is known as a 'reliever' inhaler, which should only be used to ease the symptoms of asthma when they appear. You should take it before doing something strenuous, such as exercising, or if you suffer an asthma attack.

You can buy Bricanyl online when you have been given a prescription from your doctor. Order the Bricanyl Turbohaler from Medicine Direct; after an online consultation with a certified doctor, we can prescribe you a Bricanyl Turbohaler.

You can purchase 1 inhaler or 2 inhalers from us. Order before 2pm and we can offer next day delivery on your medication.

What is Bricanyl used to treat?

The Bricanyl Turbohaler is an effective asthma treatment designed to relax the muscles in the airways to the lungs, making it easier for the sufferer to breathe.

It is a breath-actuated dry powder inhaler, meaning it is easier to use compared to other inhalers, which require you to time your pressing and inhale precisely.

It contains the active ingredient terbutaline sulphate, which can ease your asthma in just five minutes, and the effects of the medicine can last for up to six hours after you have used the inhaler.

Who can use Bricanyl?

The Bricanyl Turbohaler is an effective treatment for relieving the symptoms of asthma, but it may not be suitable for everyone to use.

Do not use a Bricanyl inhaler without speaking to your doctor first if you have any of the following conditions:

  • You are allergic to terbutaline or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine
  • You have a history of heart disease, angina or an irregular heart rhythm
  • You have an overactive thyroid gland
  • You have diabetes
  • You have an intolerance to certain types of sugars

Possible Side Effects

As with all medications, Bricanyl comes with the risk of certain side effects, although not everyone will experience them.

Common side effects of using a Bricanyl inhaler include:

  • Headaches
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Cramps or feeling tense
  • A pounding or rapid heartbeat
  • Lower levels of potassium in your blood – may cause thirst, muscle weakness, or pins and needles

You should contact your doctor if any of these adverse effects bother you or do not go away.

This list is not exhaustive; please refer to the Side Effects tab on this page for a list of rarer and more serious reactions you may experience while using this treatment.

Bricanyl Dosage

Always use the Bricanyl Turbohaler exactly as instructed by your doctor. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly before you start to use it. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure of how to take your Bricanyl inhaler.

Use your Bricanyl Turbohaler as required, but you should not take more than four doses in a single 24 hour period.

How to use your Bricanyl inhaler

To prepare your Bricanyl Turbohaler, take the blue grip at the bottom of the inhaler and rotate it fully in one direction, then do the same in the opposite direction. You will hear a click when you have done this, which means your inhaler is ready to be used.

Exhale fully and put the mouthpiece in your mouth. Take one deep breath to inhale the medicine; inhale for as long as you can. Breathe out gently. Your asthma symptoms should begin to ease after a few minutes, once your airways start to open again.

After taking a dose, you should rinse your mouth with water to prevent any of the medicine from being absorbed by your throat or mouth.

It is important that you remember to keep your Bricanyl with you at all times, both when you are at home and when you go out. An asthma attack can occur without warning, so you should always have your inhaler within close reach.

When to speak to your doctor

You should speak to your doctor straight away if any of the below symptoms occur; you may require a different treatment for your asthma:

  • Your breathing is getting worse
  • Your current dose of Bricanyl is not relieving your asthma symptoms
  • You start to have tightness in the chest
  • You often wake up in the night because of your asthma

How to store

You must keep this medication out of sight and reach of children.

Do not store your inhaler in conditions above 30C.

When not in use, you should store your Bricanyl with the cover tightly over it.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date.

Bricanyl FAQ's

How does Bricanyl work?


The Bricanyl Turbohaler contains the active ingredient terbutaline sulphate. It is a reliever inhaler, which works to relieve the symptoms associated with asthma. It does this by relaxing the muscles in the airways to the lungs, making it easier for you to breathe. You should feel the benefits of a dose for up to six hours afterwards.

What other ways can I take Bricanyl?


Bricanyl is also available as an injection or tablets. If you wish to take Bricanyl in this way, you should speak to your doctor about these alternatives and whether they may be more beneficial for you to take. These forms of medication will still require a prescription from a doctor.

What happens if I forget to use my Bricanyl inhaler?


If you miss a dose of your Bricanyl inhaler, just take it as soon as you remember. You do not need to take this inhaler unless your asthma symptoms are bothering you.

What if I take too much?


Contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you take more doses than you are supposed to. If you begin to exhibit any symptoms of an allergic reaction, you should either call 999 or go to A&E straight away.

What do Bricanyl Turbohalers contain?


These inhalers contain terbutaline as the active ingredient. They also contain lactose.

Does Bricanyl contain steroids?


No, Bricanyl opens up your airways by relaxing the muscles. A steroid inhaler will reduce inflammation.

Who can use the Bricanyl Turbohaler?


This inhaler is safe for most people to use, but you should still inform your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions before you start to use it:

  • You are allergic to terbutaline or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine
  • You have a history of heart disease, angina or an irregular heart rhythm
  • You have an overactive thyroid gland
  • You have diabetes

You have an intolerance to certain types of sugars

What is the difference between a Bricanyl Turbohaler and a Ventolin Inhaler?


Both are reliever inhalers and have similar effects. However, the Turbohaler contains a dry powder, which enters the lungs when you inhale it. In contrast, Ventolin inhalers contain medicine dissolved in an aerosol solution.

Is it safe to use Bricanyl with other types of inhalers?


Yes, you can safely use this inhaler alongside steroid inhalers. These type of 'preventer' inhalers also need to be prescribed by your doctor, however Medicine Direct sells various asthma inhalers, which can be prescribed by one of our certified doctors, following an online consultation. They will prescribe you a treatment they believe to be the most appropriate for your unique symptoms and condition.

How many Bricanyl inhalers can I buy in one purchase?


When you have a prescription, you can buy Bricanyl inhalers in packs of either one or two at Medicine Direct. Two is the maximum number you can buy at any one time. Never order any medicine online unless it is from a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC), like Medicine Direct.

What are the advantages of buying Bricanyl Turbohalers online?


When you buy Bricanyl Turbohalers online at Medicine Direct, you will have had an online consultation with one of our certified doctors, who will have prescribed you this treatment if they deem it suitable. This removes the need for you to go to the doctor; you can be assessed and order your medicine from the comfort of your own home. Also, if you order with us before 2pm, we can offer you next day delivery on your medicine. Never order medicine online unless it is with a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC), like Medicine Direct.

I normally get Bricanyl Turbohalers from my doctor – why should I buy them online?


At Medicine Direct, we make it swift and easy for you to order your asthma treatment. It can often be difficult to get an appointment to see your GP, so following an online consultation with one of our certified doctors, your medicine can be despatched to you the very same day. We offer ease and discretion, providing you with genuine medication, prescribed by a certified medical professional, without you even needing to leave the house. If you order with us before 2pm, we can also have your medicine with you the very next day.

Bricanyl Serious Side Effects

The more common side effects of Bricanyl Turbohalers can be found on the main page.

Less frequent side effects of using this inhaler can include:

  • Irritation in your mouth and/or throat
  • Unusual or irregular heartbeats
  • Feeling sick
  • Changes in your sleeping pattern
  • Chest pains
  • Changes in your behaviour, such as feeling agitated or hyperactive

Speak to your doctor if you suffer from any of the above side effects while using this treatment.

Rinse your mouth after using your asthma inhaler to help lower your risk of experiencing any oral side effects.

In rare cases, it is possible to suffer from a serious allergic reaction to Bricanyl. Either call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You have tightness in the chest or throat
  • You are wheezing
  • You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
  • You have swelling in your lips, throat, tongue, face, or mouth
  • You have a skin rash that is red, itchy, blistered, peeling or swollen

You may require urgent treatment in a hospital.

The above lists may not be exhaustive. Always refer to the patient information leaflet before you start to use your inhaler.

If you have any questions at all, you should discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist before you start to use the treatment.

Bricanyl Warnings and drug interactions

The Bricanyl Turbohaler may interact with other medicines and increase your risk of side effects, or become less effective.

Always ensure you inform your doctor if you are using any other asthma treatment, or medicine to treat any other ailments. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal remedies, vitamins, or supplements.

In particular, you should be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications:

  • Water tablets (diuretics)
  • Any beta-blockers, including eye drops
  • Any steroid medicines
  • Any medicines known as xanthines

You should also tell your doctor if you are due to have any surgery, before you start using Bricanyl inhalers.

Lactose

Bricanyl contains the sugar, lactose. If your doctor has informed you that you have an intolerance to certain types of sugars, talk to them before you start to use your inhaler.

If you have any concerns or questions at all, we strongly advise you to discuss them with your doctor before you start to use a new medication.

Never order any medicine online unless it is from a pharmacy that is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC), such as Medicine Direct.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

You should speak to your doctor before using a Bricanyl if you are currently pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are trying to get pregnant.

Similarly, if you are breastfeeding, you should make sure you tell your doctor before you start to use a Bricanyl Turbohaler.

Bricanyl Ingredients

The active ingredient contained in a Bricanyl Turbohaler is terbutaline sulphate.

The inhaler also contains lactose.

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