Is bricanyl turbuhaler the same as Ventolin?
Bricanyl (Terbutaline) is a short acting beta agonist or reliever inhaler suitable for use to relieve symptoms in asthma, bronchitis and other breathing problems. It is different from the more commonly known reliever – Salbutamol (Ventolin, Airomir and Asmol) in that Bricanyl is a dry powder inhaler.
Is bricanyl available over the counter?
Bricanyl Turbuhaler is a reliever inhaler available by prescription and over the counter when provided by a pharmacist in a pharmacy.
What happens if you take too much bricanyl?
If you take too much (overdose) If you take too much Bricanyl Turbuhaler you may experience shaky hands (tremor), headache, feel sick (nausea), anxious, tense, restless, excited and be unable to sleep, muscle twitching or cramps, fast or irregular heartbeats, dizziness or drowsiness.
Is bricanyl safe?
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, chest pain, muscle cramps, weakness.
Can you take Ventolin and bricanyl together?
Using albuterol together with terbutaline may increase cardiovascular side effects such as elevations in heart rate and blood pressure or irregular heart rhythm. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns, particularly if you have a history of high blood pressure, arrhythmia, or heart disease.
Is bricanyl a steroid inhaler?
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.
What are the side effects of bricanyl?
- tremor (shaky hands)
- increased heart rate or palpitations.
- nausea (feeling sick), vomiting or diarrhoea.
- a bad taste in your mouth.
- sweating, muscle twitching or cramps.
- drowsiness or dizziness.
How many times can I take bricanyl?
The dose is one inhalation when needed up to every 4 to 6 hours. If you have severe breathing problems this may be increased to 3 inhalations. You should not use more than 12 inhalations in any 24 hour period.
Is bricanyl a preventer or reliever?
Bricanyl Turbuhaler is a ‘reliever’ drug and you should only use it when you need it. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine for another use. Ask your doctor if you want more information. Bricanyl Turbuhaler widens the airways which makes it easier to breathe.
Can you drink water after using an inhaler?
If you are using a corticosteroid inhaler, gargle and rinse out your mouth with water after use. Do not swallow the water. Swallowing the water will increase the chance that the medicine will get into your bloodstream. This may make it more likely that you will have side effects.