Bricanyl (Terbutaline) is a prescription turbuhaler used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath from lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. Controlling these symptoms can decrease time lost from work or school. Bricanyl containsTerbutaline and this medication belongs to a class of drugs called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Bricanyl Turbuhaler is used as needed and it starts working within five minutes after you inhale it and lasts for up to 7 hours.
We currently offer the brand Bricanyl Turbuhaler from Canada and the tablets from United Kingdom manufactured by AstraZeneca. The generic version is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication.
The most common side effects are nervousness and shakiness which usually disappears over the first few days of treatment. Other side effects may include agitation, drowsiness or dizziness, flushing, headaches, hives and rash, hyperactivity, muscle cramps, nausea and sweating, sleeplessness, and upset stomach.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Chest pain or shortness of breath;
• Fast or irregular heartbeats;
• Low levels of potassium in the blood
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you
have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Bricanyl if you are allergic to this medication or if you have a heart problem called tachyarrhythmia. Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctors about your medical history and if you are over 65 years old, pregnant or breast-feeding or plan to become pregnant or if you have or ever had:
• A history of seizures;
• Heart problems;
• High blood pressure;
• Low levels of potassium in the blood;
• Thyroid problems
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Bricanyl and other medications.
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