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Bricanyl Turbohaler

Bricanyl Turbohaler (120 inhalations)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Sat. 07 Aug.

Description for 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.

Bricanyl Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

What is Bricanyl Turbohaler?

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.

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, belongs to the 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.

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.


Asthma is not a condition that can be effectively treated with over the counter medications. If you are looking for another treatment or wanting to swap inhalers you will need to broach this subject with your GP at your regular asthma review.

Please do not 'try' a new inhaler without seeing your GP first.

We recommend you have a regular check up with your regular GP to ensure your inhalers are still keeping your asthma controlled and are still the best course for you.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

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, 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 from the Turbohaler as required, but do not exceed four 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.

Bricanyl side effects

Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Bricanyl inhalers, however, if you do they can include:

A headache, 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.

Bricanyl ingredients

The active ingredient contained in the Bricanyl Turbohaler is:

Terbutaline sulfate

Inactive ingredients:

Contains lactose.

Bricanyl 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:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • A history of heart disease
  • Irregular heart rhythm

You should also inform your doctor if you take or intend to take any of these medicines:

  • Xanthines (such as aminophylline or theophylline)
  • Steroids
  • Diuretics
  • Beta-blockers (such as propranolol, atenolol or timolol)

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Asthma?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the Bricanyl Turbohaler contain steroids?

    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.

  • What is the difference between the Bricanyl Turbohaler and Ventolin Inhalers?

    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.

  • Is it safe to use Bricanyl with other types of Inhaler?

    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.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • How do I buy Bricanyl Turbohalers online?

    It's simple!

    Just select 'Start Consultation' next to the product above, or on the links below.

    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.

  • How many Bricanyl Turbohalers can I buy in one purchase?

    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.

  • What do Bricanyl Turbohalers contain?

    Each inhalation from a Bricanyl Turbohaler contains 500mcg of Terbutaline sulfate. For more details please see the 'Ingredients' tab above.

  • How do Bricanyl Turbohalers work?

    The medicine contained in the inhaler reaches the bronchi in the lungs and dilates the airways, relieving the symptoms of asthma.

  • Are Bricanyl Turbohalers available for next-day delivery?

    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.

  • Is it safe to buy Bricanyl Turbohalers online?

    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.

  • What are the advantages of buying Bricanyl Turbohalers online?

    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.
  • I normally get Bricanyl Turbohalers from my doctor - why should I buy them online?

    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.

Authored By:

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Scott McDougall


Published on: 02-02-2017

Last modified on: 08-02-2021

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Andy Boysan


Reviewed on: 08-02-2021

Next review date: 08-02-2023

Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

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