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Bricanyl Turbuhaler (terbutaline sulfate) is a medication used to open the airways in people with asthma, bronchitis, and other breathing problems so that they can breathe more easily. It belongs to a class of drugs called bronchodilators.
Bricanyl Turbuhaler contains Terbutaline Sulfate and is used to relieve symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways (lungs), which helps open the airways and makes breathing easier. This can help to quickly relieve the symptoms of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
Uses and Dosage
The usual recommended adult dose of terbutaline is one inhalation when required. This is usually adequate to relieve symptoms. However, if a second dose is needed, it should be taken preferably 5 minutes after the first dose. If a second dose does not make it easier for you to breathe, seek immediate medical help.
To use a Bricanyl Turbuhaler, follow these steps:
- Unscrew and remove the cover of the Turbuhaler.
- Hold the Turbuhaler upright and turn the colored wheel one way and then the other way until it clicks.
- Breathe out normally, away from the inhaler.
- Bring the inhaler to your mouth, forming a tight seal with your lips.
- Breathe in quickly and deeply through your mouth.
- Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for 5-10 seconds.
- Breathe out slowly.
- Replace the cover on the inhaler.
Use Bricanyl exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more than prescribed without consulting your doctor. Bricanyl is usually used only when required to relieve symptoms.
Common Side Effects of Bricanyl Turbuhaler (Terbutaline Sulfate):
- Chest discomfort
- Dry mouth
- Flushed feeling
- Muscle cramps
- Pain at the injection site
- Rapid heart rate
- Shortness of breath
Serious Side Effects of Bricanyl Turbuhaler (Terbutaline Sulfate):
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Dry mouth
- Serious eye symptoms such as: sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights
- Serious heart symptoms such as: fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, or passing out
- Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors
- Uncontrollable shaking
Forms and Strength
Bricanyl Turbuhaler (Terbutaline Sulfate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Bricanyl Turbuhaler: Aerosol (Breath activated)
- The use of Bricanyl Turbuhaler may cause adverse effects such as tremors, headache, palpitations, tachycardia, muscle cramps, and dizziness.
- Bricanyl should be used with caution in elderly patients, as they may be more prone to developing side effects.
- Bricanyl may cause side effects such as headache, tremor, nervousness, and rapid heartbeat.
- Bricanyl may interact with other medications, let your healthcare provider know about all the medications you're taking.
- Bricanyl should be used with caution in people with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism.
- Bricanyl should not be used for prevention or long-term control of asthma.
- It may exacerbate certain medical conditions, such as seizures and hyperactivity.
- Bricanyl should be used with caution in the elderly and in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Bricanyl may increase the risk of asthma-related deaths, particularly when used for long-term control.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often can I use Bricanyl Turbuhaler?
The frequency of use for Bricanyl Turbuhaler will vary depending on the severity of your symptoms and your doctor's recommendations.
Can I drink alcohol while using Bricanyl Turbuhaler?
Bricanyl Turbuhaler is not known to interact with alcohol. However, excessive alcohol consumption can worsen the symptoms of certain medical conditions, including asthma, avoid drinking alcohol in excess.
How should I store Bricanyl Turbuhaler?
Bricanyl Turbuhaler should be stored at room temperature and kept away from heat and moisture. The Turbuhaler should be discarded 3 months after first use or when the dose counter shows zero, whichever comes first.
Can Bricanyl Turbuhaler be used by children?
Bricanyl Turbuhaler can be used by children, but the dosage will need to be adjusted accordingly based on their age and weight. Speak with a doctor or pharmacist to determine the appropriate dosage and ensure that it is used safely.
It's important to purchase Bricanyl Turbuhaler from verified Canadian pharmacy.