Bricanyl is a highly successful and clinically tested asthma medicine. While it can be obtained in different forms, the most common one is Bricanyl Turbuhaler, an easy-to-use inhalation spray that can mitigate asthma symptoms in minutes. As such, it can be used both as a preventive treatment in case of exercise-induced asthma and as first aid in case of an acute asthma attack. Within minutes after inhalation, the symptoms will diminish noticeably.

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How does Bricanyl Turbuhaler work?

The efficiency of Bricanyl lies in its active ingredient, terbutaline sulphate, classified as a bronchodilator, or more specifically, as a beta-2-agonist. What this means is that Bricanyl works by opening up the airways in people with asthma, bronchitis or other breathing problems so they can breathe more easily. In addition, it can also be used just before exercising in order to keep the airways open and prevent wheezing and other symptoms associated with exercise-induced asthma.

However, keep in mind that, in terms of asthma medicines, Bricanyl Turbuhaler acts as a ‘reliever’ drug, meaning you should use it only when you need it, or when it is certain that you will need it, as is the case with exercise-induced asthma.

On a biochemical level, Bricanyl stimulates beta-2 receptors present in the airways which in turn contribute to the relaxing of smooth muscles and subsequent expansion of the bronchi. Beta-2-stimulant medicines can be classified into two distinct groups – short-acting and long-acting, with products based on terbutaline belonging to the former. Short-acting asthma medicines produce effects after only five to ten minutes, making them especially suitable for emergency treatment.

So, every asthmatic should keep Bricanyl Turbuhaler handy at all times and make sure it is not used up. And it’s easier than ever to check – you can see how many doses you have left on the indicator window on the side of the inhaler.

How to use it?

The inhaler is extremely easy to use:

  1. Unscrew the protective cover
  2. Hold the inhaler downwards with the coloured part at the bottom. Avoid touching the mouthpiece
  3. Turn the mouthpiece back and forth, no matter which direction, until you hear a click. At that moment, the dose will be released from the main container
  4. Breathe out, put the inhaler to the mouth and close the lips around the mouthpiece and breathe in deeply
  5. Replace the protective cap

Adults and children over 12 years are usually prescribed 0.5mg, but in more serious cases, 1.5mg may be prescribed. However, it is not recommended to take more than 6mg a day. The inhaler is available in two types – 0.25mg per suction and 0.5mg respectively. The exact dosage and therefor the choice of the inhaler will be determined by a doctor after detailed consultations regarding the severity of symptoms and frequency of asthma attacks experienced by the patient.

Side effects

Through the conducted clinical trials involving Bricanyl, various side effects have been identified. When this medicine is used via an inhaler, as is the case with Bricanyl Turbuhaler, usually only the mild symptoms will manifest and even they tend to diminish after the organism gets accustomed to the medicine. While this makes Bricanyl side effects rather rare, it is still important to familiarize yourself with them, especially if it’s your first time with this product.

The full overview is available in the leaflet that will be delivered to you with the inhaler. Here we will mention only those most common:

  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Palpitation
  • Fast heart rate
  • Muscle cramps

Who can use it?

Bricanyl can generally be used by any asthmatic that has a prescription. However, there are different types of asthma medicine so, while everyone could technically use Bricanyl Turbuhaler, it might not be the optimal choice for you. However, the exact answer can be given only by a doctor after detailed consultations, either in person or through an online clinic.

On the other hand, it is important to mention known and identified contraindications. So, you should not be using Bricanyl in the following scenarios:

  • You have some cardiovascular disease
  • You have increased rate of metabolic activity
  • You have diabetes

Also, it is important to consult the leaflet in order to get familiar with the medicines that shouldn’t be taken at the same time as asthma medicine.

Bricanyl and sports

Another annoying aspect of asthma is the fact that it makes it difficult to engage in sport activities without risking an asthma attack. So, no matter if you’re a passionate sportsman or just want to stay healthy and fit, asthma turns out to be an obstacle. Luckily, Bricanyl Turbuhaler can be used as a preventive treatment in case of exercise-induced asthma. Simply use the inhaler prior to engaging in sport activities and you should be good to go!

However, even then, it is still advisable to be careful about where you do your exercise. If there are some of the usual asthma triggers in the place where you exercise, Bricanyl might not be enough to completely prevent all the symptoms. Another problem might arise if you have pollen allergy.

It is also important to notice that if you’re a professional sportsman, you need to report that you use Bricanyl Turbuhaler prior to engaging in any official competition, since unreported and unregulated use of this medicine can be viewed as doping and lead to disqualification.

What are the benefits of using Bricanyl?

When it comes to Bricanyl, there are numerous benefits. First and foremost, this inhaler works very quickly which makes it especially suitable for emergency treatment in case of an asthma attack. Also, it can be used as a preventive remedy in case of exercise-induced asthma, although keep in mind what was already mentioned – for official sports competitions, the use of Bricanyl Turbuhaler must be authorized by the relevant authorities.

Another important advantage is that Bricanyl works directly in the lungs and bronchi where it’s needed, which means the side effects are significantly less likely to occur than, for example, with injections or other types of medicine which act on the organism as a whole.

The inhaler is very practical as it’s small and can be easily carried around in your bag when you’re not at home, making it very easy for you to have the medicine at hand at all times. The inhaler even doses the exact amount of medicine when you use it and displays how many doses you have left, which means you don’t ever have to worry about using too much or too little. And just be sure to take a glance at the indicator window at the side of the inhalator every now and then to check if you need a refill.

Can you buy it without prescription?

Bricanyl Turbuhaler is prescription-only medicine, so it cannot be bough over-the-counter. In order to obtain a prescription, you need to consult with a certified medical professional. You can do that either in person, or through an online clinic.

Bricanyl isn’t sold over-the-counter because it might interfere with some other treatments and conditions, so the doctor must be familiar with your specific case in order to approve Bricanyl treatment, or alternatively, recommend some of the other available asthma medicines.

Buy Bricanyl Turbuhaler online

Sometimes, it is hard to find the time to visit the doctor in order to get a prescription, and then wait in line at the pharmacy, while being absent from work or missing other responsibilities. So, an online clinic might be the best solution. You can simply fill in the form via your computer or smartphone, and the doctor will use the provided data to assess whether you are suitable for this treatment.

If the doctor approves Bricanyl, the medicine will be delivered directly to your doorstep. What’s more, if you’re running low on your medicine, online clinic is a very good option for a quick refill.