What is Bricanyl Inhaler (Turbohaler)?
Bricanyl Turbohalers are an inhaler that contains the medicine terbutaline. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta agonists. Terbutaline is prescribed as a rescue treatment for sudden breathlessness or wheezing in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.) It is referred to as a reliever because it provides relief to the symptoms of breathlessness.
Terbutaline is a bronchodilator because it dilates or widens the airways. It can also be taken as a syrup or in tablet form.
How does Bricanyl Inhaler work?
Bricanyl contains terbutaline sulfate, a short-acting beta 2 agonist. It works by acting directly on the receptors in the lungs called beta 2 receptors. It causes the muscles in the airways to relax and allows the airways to open.
In conditions where there is narrowing of the airways, such as in COPD or asthma or season asthma, it is difficult for air to get in and out of the lungs. It can be made easy by opening the airways, which terbutaline makes possible.
What are the benefits of using Bricanyl Inhaler?
A Bricanyl Inhaler is an effective way of breathing easily for people with asthma or COPD where the airways are constricted, making it difficult for the air to get in and out of the lungs. Bricanyl is effective in relaxing the muscles in the airways to let it open for easy breathing. Bricanyl Inhalers provides fast relief for the symptoms of asthma and COPD.
How to use Bricanyl Inhaler (Turbohaler)?
1 Prepare the Turbohaler: Hold the Turbohaler upright and twist the colored base in one direction and then back again until it clicks. This loads a single dose of the medication.
2 Breathe out: Exhale gently to empty your lungs.
3 Seal your lips: Put the mouthpiece of the Turbohaler between your lips and close your lips tightly around it. Make sure not to cover the air holes at the sides of the mouthpiece with your fingers.
4 Inhale the medication: Take a deep, fast breath in through your mouth, and at the same time, press down on the colored base of the Turbohaler firmly until it stops. This releases the dose of medication. Continue to breathe in steadily and deeply.
5 Hold your breath: Remove the Turbohaler from your mouth, but keep your lips closed and hold your breath for about 10 seconds or as long as comfortable. This allows the medication to reach deep into your lungs.
6 Exhale slowly: Breathe out slowly and gently away from the Turbohaler.
7 Repeat if necessary: If your healthcare provider has prescribed more than one dose, repeat the steps after waiting for about 1 minute.
8 Rinse your mouth: To minimize the risk of oral fungal infections, rinse your mouth with water after using the Turbohaler, but do not swallow the water.
9 Close the Turbohaler: After use, twist the colored base in the opposite direction until it clicks to close the Turbohaler.
Always read the instructions provided with the Bricanyl Turbohaler.
Bricanyl Inhaler dosage
The recommended dose of Bricanyl Inhaler is one inhalation as required. Do not take more than four inhalations of Bricanyl in a 24-hour period. One inhalation from the Bricanyl inhaler will last for up to six hours.
Side effects & precautions
Medicines and their possible side effects affect individual users in different ways. Not everyone who uses Bricanyl Inhaler will experience the possible side effects.
The following are the very common side effects of the Bricanyl inhaler:
Shaking or hand tremor
The following are the common side effects of Bricanyl inhaler:
Faster than normal heartbeat
Low level of potassium in the blood.
The following are the side effects of Bricanyl Inhaler at an unknown frequency:
Mouth or throat irritation
Agitation or restlessness
If Bricanyl does not provide relief to wheezing or chest tightness as well as usual or if you need to use it more often than usual, consult your doctor immediately. It is possible that your asthma or COPD is getting worse and your doctor might need to prescribe another medication.
Inhalers may cause an unexpected increase in wheezing straight after using them. If this will happen, stop the use of the inhaler immediately and consult your doctor. The doctor may prescribe an alternative medication.
The following individuals need monitoring by the doctor when they use Bricanyl inhaler:
Those with heart disease.
Those with an irregular heartbeat.
Those with high blood pressure.
Those with an overactive thyroid gland.
Those with diabetes.
Those with low level of potassium in the blood.
Bricanyl should not be used by those who are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you have specific allergies or intolerances, you should check the information leaflet that comes with the product package to find out the ingredients of the medication.
Uncontrolled asthma poses more of a threat to the developing baby, making it important that asthma be controlled during pregnancy. Whenever possible, asthma medication should be taken by inhaler in order to minimize the absorption of the medicine into the bloodstream, which could increase the possibility of side effects. Bricanyl inhaler could be taken as usual during pregnancy.
Terbutaline passes into the breast milk but only in small amounts that will unlikely harm the nursing baby. Bricanyl inhaler can be used normally during breastfeeding.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before you start using Bricanyl Inhaler.
It is important to tell your doctor all medications that you are taking or planning to take before you start using Bricanyl inhaler. Similarly, check with your doctor before you start taking a new medication while you are using Bricanyl inhaler.
How do I buy Bricanyl Inhaler online?
You can safely buy Bricanyl Inhaler online from Meds for less. You will need first an online text consultation with a prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Bricanyl Inhaler is the right medication for your medical condition.