Bricanyl is a popular brand medication composed of active ingredient Terbutaline Sulfate to treat lung problems. This effective medicine is manufactured by leading pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca. It is available as a conventional tablet form in a dosage as 5 mg. It shall be consumed orally as advised by the doctor.
Active Ingredient: This mentioned medicine is composed of Terbutaline Sulfate as an active component. It is the sulfate salt form of terbutalinethat binds to and activates beta-2 adrenergic receptors, leading to intracellular adenyl cyclase activation via a trimeric G protein and subsequent increase in cyclic cAMP production. It reduces calcium entry into cells and induces the sequestration of intracellular calcium all of which aids the relaxation of airway muscles. This active component also increases mucociliary clearance and reduces release of inflammatory cell mediators.
Indications: Given drug is intended to treat wheezing and shortness of breath from lung problems. Bricanyl treats various conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis and emphysema. Controlling these symptoms can lower time lost from work or school. It is a bronchodilator that works by opening breathing passages to make breathing easier.
Action Mechanism: This is a bronchodilator drug a medication that dilates air passages in the lungs. It attaches to beta adrenergic receptors on muscles surrounding the air passages, causing the muscles to relax and dilate the air passages. Wider air passages allow more air to flow in and out of the lungs. Increased airflow reduces shortness of breath, wheezing, and cough. Bricanyl also is used for delaying premature labor by relaxing the muscles of the uterus that are responsible for expelling the fetus at the time of delivery.
Dosages: This medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as given below:
- 5 mg: Consume this medicine with or without food, usually 3 times a day or as directed by the doctor
Note: Do not take more of this tablet or take it more often than recommended by the doctor.