Bricanyl is a medication for asthma and COPD. It is an inhaler; it belongs to the class of medicines called bronchodilators. It helps a patient get instant relief from shortness of breath, wheezing or chest tightness. It contains a medicine called terbutaline.
Bricanyl is a short-acting beta 2 agonist. It starts showing an immediate effect when you take it.
Bricanyl stimulates the receptors in the lungs which are known as the beta 2 receptors. The medicine contains terbutaline sulphate, which is a type of short-acting beta 2 agonist. This relaxes the muscles in the lungs and opens up the airways which makes it easier to breathe. During conditions like asthma or COPD, the airways become narrowed which causes shortness of breath, chest tightening or wheezing.
Bricanyl helps provide immediate relief during an acute asthma or wheezing attack. It expands the airways which have become constricted and thus makes it easier to breathe.
Usually, the recommended dosage for Bricanyl Inhaler is one inhalation, which lasts up to 6 hours. It is advised that you do not take more than 4 inhalations of the medicine.
Bricanyl inhaler?is a dry powder inhaler. It contains the medicine in powder form that you can directly breathe in.
Step 1: Firstly, you must prepare a dose inside the inhaler. Turn the blue grip at the base of the inhaler as far as you can in one direction. Then turn it as far as you can in the other direction. You will hear a click sound; that suggests that the inhaler is now loaded and ready to use.
Step 2: Breathe out fully and then, put the mouthpiece to your lips.
Step 3: Inhale steadily and deeply through your mouth.
Step 4: After you inhale the medicine, rinse your mouth out with water. Some of the medicine may stick on the inner side of your mouth and throat during inhalation. Rinsing will help reduce any possible side effects.
The common side effects of Bricanyl include:
Shakiness or tremors
Increased heart rate
However, these are short term effects which usually wear off after taking the medicine.
People who use Bricanyl should not use medicines which contain beta-blockers that reverse the effect of Bricanyl as they tend to narrow the airway passage.
You can safely purchase Bricanyl online at MedsNow. You can book an online consultation with our team. If the prescriber determines that Bricanyl is the right drug for you, your order will be supplied.
Is Bricanyl a steroid?
No, Bricanylis not a steroid. It belongs to the class of medicines known as B2 receptor agonist.
Is Bricanyl a Reliever?
Yes, Bricanyl is a reliever inhaler. It starts showing an effect immediately when taken.
What Happens if you Take Too Much Bricanyl?
You may experience tremors, headache, anxiety or nausea.
Does Bricanyl Increase Heart Rate?
Yes, you may experience an increased heart rate as a side effect of the medicine. However, this is a temporary side effect and will wear off after a while. If you have heart issues, it is best that you consult your doctor before using the medicine.
How Long Does Bricanyl Last?
Bricanyl lasts for about 6 hours of taking the medicine.
How Do I Know When my Bricanyl Inhaler is Empty?
When a red mark appears in the indicator window under the mouthpiece, it suggests that there are about 20 more doses remaining. You will need to consult our team and get another prescription before you purchase a new inhaler.
Can I Use Bricanyl While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
You can use a Bricanyl inhaler during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before you use the inhaler.
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