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About Bricanyl Turbohaler
Bricanyl Turbohaler can be purchased from The Independent Pharmacy following an easy, free online health questionnaire. Bricanyl is used for immediate relief of the symptoms of asthma such as wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Buy Bricanyl today for fast delivery of your inhalers without the need to see your GP face-to-face.
What is Bricanyl Turbohaler and what is it used for?
Bricanyl Turbohaler is an effective treatment for the short-term relief of asthma symptoms. It can also be used as a preventative treatment to stop asthma symptoms from occurring after exercise. Bricanyl Turbohaler is also effective at relieving associated breathing problems linked with certain chest diseases. The active ingredient is Terbutaline Sulfate, which will ease breathing within five minutes of use and will continue working for up to six hours after administration.
One advantage of the Bricanyl Turbohaler is that it's a breath-actuated dry powder inhaler. This makes it easier to use than most other inhalers, which require you to time your pressing and inhaling correctly.
Bricanyl Turbohaler is manufactured by AstraZeneca in the UK; it is classified as a prescription-only-medicine (POM). Repeat supplies of Bricanyl Turbohaler are available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy, following a free consultation.
What is asthma?
Asthma is a very common condition, affecting over five million people in The UK. The tubes that connect the windpipe to the lungs are called bronchi. When these tubes become inflamed it causes the airway passages to contract. Another consequence of this inflammation is an increased production of phlegm, which further serves to obstruct the airways. This leads to asthma symptoms, which include; coughing, wheezing, tight chest, and short breath.
Although asthma is a common infliction, people's experiences with the associated symptoms can vary. Depending on the sufferer, asthma attacks can be triggered by allergens, infections, exercise, cold air, stress, or airborne chemicals, such as smoke or pollutants. It is not known why some people are more susceptible to these irritants than others, though family history tends to increase one's likelihood of having the condition.
How does Bricanyl Turbohaler work?
Generally, there are two types of asthma inhalers. First, there are 'preventer' inhalers, which typically contain a corticosteroid. In most cases, these are designed to be taken every day. Preventer inhalers work to reduce inflammation in the airways, which will control and limit the chances of experiencing an asthma attack.
Terbutaline inhalers, including Bricanyl Turbohaler, belong to a second group of asthma inhalers, which are known as 'relievers'. These inhalers are only used when required, to help ease asthma symptoms. Bricanyl can also be used pre-emptively before you exercise, or prior to encountering known asthma-inducing allergens.
Alternatives to Bricanyl Turbohaler
Asthma is not a condition that can be effectively treated with over-the-counter medications. If you are looking for another treatment or want to swap inhalers you will need to broach this subject with your GP at your regular asthma review. For more information about prescription asthma treatments available from The Independent Pharmacy please see our Advice for Asthma page.
Please do not 'try' a new inhaler without seeing your GP first. We recommend you have a regular checkup with your regular GP to ensure your inhalers are still keeping your asthma controlled and are still the best course for you.
Bricanyl Turbohaler warnings
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Before using a Bricanyl Turbohaler, inform your doctor if any of the following conditions apply to you:
- Thyroid problems
- A history of heart disease
- Irregular heart rhythm
Bricanyl Turbohaler and other medicines
Before using a Bricanyl Turbohaler, inform your doctor if you take any of the following medications:
- Xanthines (such as aminophylline or theophylline)
- Beta-blockers (such as propranolol, atenolol or timolol)
Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
Bricanyl Turbohaler dose
- To prepare the Bricanyl Turbohaler, take the blue grip at the bottom of the device, rotate it as far as possible in one direction, and then do the same in the opposite direction. If done correctly you should hear a click, indicating the Turbohaler is ready for use.
- Exhale fully and place your mouth to the mouthpiece.
- Inhale the medicine with one deep, steady breath. You should feel your airways opening within a few minutes.
- Take one dose of the Turbohaler as required, but do not exceed 4 doses within a 24-hour period.
- After each dose, remember to rinse your mouth with water. This prevents any excess medicine from being absorbed by your mouth or throat.
The active ingredient contained in the Bricanyl Turbohaler is: Terbutaline sulfate 0.5mg.
Inactive ingredients: Contains lactose.
Bricanyl side effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Bricanyl inhalers, however, if you do they can include:
- Mild trembling
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle weakness
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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Bricanyl Turbohaler FAQs
No – Bricanyl dilates the airways by relaxing the surrounding muscles.
Steroid inhalers work by reducing inflammation. They are used regularly to prevent asthma attacks. Generally, steroid inhalers (or 'preventers') are brown, whereas 'relievers' (such as Bricanyl) are blue.
These are two different types of 'reliever' inhaler, which have a similar effect of opening the airways to ease asthma symptoms. The Turbohaler contains a dry powder that enters the lungs when inhaled. The medicine in Ventolin inhalers is dissolved in an aerosol solution. This medicine requires that you correctly time pressing the canister and inhaling. If timed incorrectly, the dose will remain in the mouth rather than reaching the lungs. In this sense, the Turbohaler is a much easier treatment to administer.
Yes – Bricanyl can be used alongside steroid inhalers, which prevent asthma attacks by reducing inflammation. Both of these treatments must be prescribed by your doctor.
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You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Bricanyl Turbohalers to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
Bricanyl Turbohalers are a prescription-only asthma treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 2 inhalers at one time.
This allows us to balance offering our patients an adequate supply of treatment with regular checks on their condition, symptoms, and the effectiveness of their treatment. This model ensures the perfect mix of convenience with optimal health and safety.
If you have no adverse effects and your asthma is well controlled, you can log in and easily re-order another supply.
Each inhalation from a Bricanyl Turbohaler contains 500mcg of Terbutaline sulfate. For more details please see the 'Ingredients' tab above.
The medicine contained in the inhaler reaches the bronchi in the lungs and dilates the airways, relieving the symptoms of asthma.
Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Bricanyl Turbohalers are available for next-day delivery.
Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Bricanyl Turbohalers online.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.
There are many advantages to buying asthma treatments online, some include:
- It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
- Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
- Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
- A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Bricanyl Turbohalers and other asthma treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
Bricanyl Turbohalers are available on the NHS from your GP if you have been diagnosed with asthma, exercise-induced wheezing or breathing problems due to allergens. This is normally where we suggest people start their treatment, to ensure that their condition is properly diagnosed and any possible serious symptoms are addressed.
Many people can find it difficult to fit in time to see their GP or hard to get an appointment at all! It can, therefore, be more convenient to order your treatment online and have it delivered to your home or work address with minimum fuss. We also provide complete support to allow you to get any questions answered by our professional team by phone, email or live chat.
Here at The Independent Pharmacy, we take the headache out of getting asthma treatment.