Bricanyl terbutaline Terbutaline is used to open the airways and make breathing easier in people with breathing problems including:Bricanyl turbohaler, respules, tablets and syrup all contain the active ingredient terbutaline, which is a type of medicine known as a short acting beta 2 agonist.
Terbutaline works by acting on receptors in the lungs called beta 2 receptors. When terbutaline stimulates these receptors it causes the muscles in the airways to relax. This allows the airways to open. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW In conditions where there is narrowing of the airways, such as or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, eg emphysema and chronic bronchitis), it is difficult for air to get in and out of the lungs. By opening the airways, terbutaline makes it easier to breathe. How is Bricanyl taken? Terbutaline is most commonly taken using an inhaler device. Inhaling the medicine allows it to act directly in the lungs where it is needed most. It also reduces the potential for side effects occurring in other parts of the body, as the amount absorbed into the blood through the lungs is lower than if it is taken by mouth. Terbutaline inhalers are known as 'relievers'. This is because when terbutaline is breathed into the lungs it works very quickly to relieve attacks, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or shortness of breath. Terbutaline inhalers can also be used shortly before exercising or exposure oakley one to allergens (things that trigger wheezing, such as pet fur or pollen) to open the airways and prevent wheezing. You should follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding when to use your terbutaline inhaler and how many inhalations you can use each day. Don't exceed the prescribed dose. It is very important to learn how to use your inhaler correctly, as otherwise you won't be breathing the right dose of medicine into your lungs. Instructions will be provided with your inhaler. However, your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can also show you how to use your inhaler and can check that you are using it correctly. Bricanyl turbohaler is a dry powder inhaler. It contains the medicine in powder form ready for you to breathe in. To take a dose you first need to prepare a dose inside the inhaler. To do this, turn the blue grip at the base of the turbohaler as far as it will go in one direction. Then turn it as far as it will go in the other direction (it doesn't matter which way you turn it first). You should hear a click sound; the turbohaler is now loaded and ready to use. You then breathe out fully, put the mouthpiece to your lips and breathe in steadily and deeply through your mouth. This is because some of the medicine may stick to the inside of your mouth and throat with each inhalation. As these don't start to work very quickly, oral forms of terbutaline must be taken regularly to help keep the airways open all the time. Bricanyl tablets are usually taken two or three times a day. Follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding the dose and how often to take the tablets. The tablets can be taken either with or without food. Bricanyl syrup is usually taken three times a day. Follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding the dose to take. In this case, just leave out the missed dose and take your next dose as usual. A nebuliser is a machine that converts the liquid medicine inside the respules into particles that can be inhaled. It is used to deliver higher doses of the white oakley sunglasses for men medicine than a standard inhaler. People with severe or COPD who have been shown to benefit from regular use of high doses of terbutaline are sometimes prescribed respules to be used in a nebuliser at home. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Terbutaline may also be given by injection in hospital to treat severe attacks. It may be that your or COPD is getting worse and your doctor might need to give you another medicine. If this happens, stop using the inhaler immediately and consult your doctor. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if oakley eyewear you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Pregnancy and breastfeedingCertain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine. It is important that is well controlled in pregnant women because severe attacks can be dangerous to the pregnancy. Wherever possible, medications should be taken by inhaler, as this minimises the amount of medicine that enters the bloodstream and crosses the placenta. Bricanyl turbohaler can be taken as usual during pregnancy. In general, terbutaline tablets, syrup and inhalers can be used as normal during breastfeeding.
The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any oakley sunglasses promotion side effect. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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