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Brand name: Bricanyl Turbuhaler

Bricanyl Turbuhaler is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) terbutaline. On this page you will find out more about Bricanyl Turbuhaler, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: terbutaline

Information for medicine and pack size:
Bricanyl Turbuhaler 500 microgram/actuation powder for inhalation, 100 actuations

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What this medicine is for

Relief of bronchospasm occurring in bronchial asthma, bronchitis and other bronchopulmonary conditions where bronchospasm is a complicating factor. Acute prophylaxis in conditions known to induce bronchospasm eg exercise induced asthma

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off-white rounded granules, which disintegrate to a fine powder upon slight pressure filled into a plastic inhaler.
Dosage Form Inhalation, powder for
Route of administration Inhalation
Medicine schedule
100 doses: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
200 doses: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Inhaler - dry powder
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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