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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Bricanyl (Overview)

Bricanyl is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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What is a "bricanyl turboinhaler"?

What is a "bricanyl turboinhaler"?

Similar to albuterol: It is an inhaler, which contains terbutaline, which belongs to a group of medicines called beta-agonists. It is similar to albuterol. I don't believe the Bricanyl Turbohaler is available in the US. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
34 doctors shared insights

Bricanyl (Overview)

Bricanyl is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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My doctor prescribed terbutaline for my "comfort" i was not in preterm labor. I never dilated nor had any effacement. Why?

My doctor prescribed terbutaline for my "comfort" i was not in preterm labor. I never dilated nor had any effacement. Why?

Not in labor: You likely didn't dilate because you weren't in preterm labor. There are no medications that will stop true preterm labor; the best we can do is slow things down to allow benefit of steroids to improve lung maturity. Current guidelines recommend against the use of medications beyond 48 hours for slowing contractions, there is no demonstrated benefit that justifies the risks of these medications. ...Read more

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I used to use ventolin inhaler and they changed it to bricanyl. Is this similar and ok?

I used to use ventolin inhaler and they changed it to bricanyl. Is this similar and ok?

Yes similar: Yes both are bronchodilators known as beta 2 receptor agonists. Both ventolin and bricanyl (terbutaline) work on the smooth muscle receptors of the bronchial tube to cause the muscles to relax opening the airways. Both are fast acting but wear off in a matter of 6 hours. Check on step-wise asthma treatment as additional medications may be helpful such as inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Asthma attack every night for 1 week. Taking bricanyl tablet and ventolin nebule for nebulizing. Is this safe?

Asthma attack every night for 1 week. Taking bricanyl tablet and ventolin nebule for nebulizing. Is this safe?

No: Meds you are taking treat symptoms but not root cause, inflammation in airways. Suspect something where you sleep is trigger (dust mites). Dust mite cover for mattress and pillow important. Wash bed linens in hot water and dry in hot dryer each week helpful. See healthcare provider for eval. Daily peak flow monitoring with plan for when levels low important. Use of inhaled steroid basis tx. ...Read more

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After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?

After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?

Yes: Those are short term side effects that usually resolve within minutes. There usually shouldn't be long term side effect per se. ...Read more

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What are the side effects on a newborn after having terbutaline administered?

What are the side effects on a newborn after having terbutaline administered?

TACHYCARDIA: Terbutaline given to mothers to stop preterm uterine contractions may affect the baby if given to much causing tachycardia. ...Read more

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What is a "bricanyl turboinhaler"?

Similar to albuterol: It is an inhaler, which contains terbutaline, which belongs to a group of medicines called beta-agonists. It is similar to albuterol. I don't believe the Bricanyl Turbohaler is available in the US. ...Read more

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I used to use ventolin inhaler and they changed it to bricanyl. Is this similar and ok?

Yes similar: Yes both are bronchodilators known as beta 2 receptor agonists. Both ventolin and bricanyl (terbutaline) work on the smooth muscle receptors of the bronchial tube to cause the muscles to relax opening the airways. Both are fast acting but wear off in a matter of 6 hours. Check on step-wise asthma treatment as additional medications may be helpful such as inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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I have taken bricanyl syrup and now i'm feeling extreme tremors and palpitations. Is this common?

I have taken bricanyl syrup and now i'm feeling extreme tremors and palpitations. Is this common?

Bricanyl: Yes. Trembling and anxiousness are common side effects of this drug. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682144.Html i would strongly urge you to discuss your side effects with the doctor who prescribed the drug for you. ...Read more

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Asthma attack every night for 1 week. Taking bricanyl tablet and ventolin nebule for nebulizing. Is this safe?

No: Meds you are taking treat symptoms but not root cause, inflammation in airways. Suspect something where you sleep is trigger (dust mites). Dust mite cover for mattress and pillow important. Wash bed linens in hot water and dry in hot dryer each week helpful. See healthcare provider for eval. Daily peak flow monitoring with plan for when levels low important. Use of inhaled steroid basis tx. ...Read more