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BRICANYL 0.3 MG/ML SYRUP

Active substance: TERBUTALINE SULPHATE

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
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Bricanyl 0.3 mg/ml Syrup
terbutaline sulfate

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
this medicine because it contains important information
for you.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
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• f you have any further questions, ask your doctor
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or pharmacist.
•  his medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not
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pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs
of illness are the same as yours.
• f you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
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pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Bricanyl Syrup is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Bricanyl Syrup
3. How to take Bricanyl Syrup
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bricanyl Syrup
6. Contents of the pack and other information

In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
any of the following medicines:
•  teroid medicines (such as prednisolone).
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•  anthine medicines (such as theophylline or aminophylline).
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•  eta-blocker medicines (such as atenolol or propranolol),
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including eye drops (such as timolol).
•  ater tablets, also know as diuretics (such as frusemide).
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If you are to undergo surgery with general anaesthetics it is
important that you inform your doctor about all medicine you
use, including Bricanyl to protect you from adverse effects
(e.g. irregular heart beat).
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Bricanyl should be used with caution at the end of
pregnancy since it relaxes the womb.
Driving and using machines
Bricanyl Syrup is not likely to affect you being able to drive or
use any tools or machines.

1. What Bricanyl Syrup is and what it is used for

Bricanyl Syrup contains ethanol (alcohol) and sorbitol
This medicine contains small amounts of ethanol (alcohol). It
contains less than 100 mg per dose.
This medicine contains sorbitol. If you have been told by
your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

Bricanyl Syrup contains a medicine called terbutaline sulfate.
This belongs to a group of medicines called beta-agonists.
These work by relaxing certain muscles. For example, they
open up the airways in the lungs.
Bricanyl Syrup is used for the regular treatment of breathing
disorders such as asthma. It helps to relieve tightening
of the chest and difficulty breathing (bronchospasm).
Bricanyl should not be used alone for the regular
treatment of asthma or other breathing conditions.
If you are using Bricanyl every day then your doctor
should have also prescribed you another type of
medication such as an “inhaled corticosteroid”, which
helps reduce the swelling and inflammation in your lungs.

3. How to take Bricanyl Syrup
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you to. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure. The instructions on the label
should remind you of what the doctor said. Do not stop taking
your medicine without first discussing it with your doctor.
For asthma and breathing problems
The usual starting dose for adults and older people is two
5 ml spoonfuls three times a day. Your doctor may then
increase the dose to three 5 ml spoonfuls three times a day
if necessary.

2. What you need to know before you take
Bricanyl Syrup
Do not take Bricanyl Syrup:
•  ou are allergic to terbutaline sulfate or any of the other
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ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Use in children
The dose for children depends on the child’s weight. The
doctor will work out the correct dose. This is usually 0.25 ml
per kg body weight three times a day. For example, if a child
weighs 20 kg the dose will be 5 ml three times a day.

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Bricanyl Syrup if:
•  ou are pregnant and you have had problems with your
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pregnancy.
•  ou are diabetic. If so, you may need some additional
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blood sugar tests when you start taking Bricanyl Syrup.
•  ou have a history of heart disease, irregular heart
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rhythm or angina.
•  ou have an overactive thyroid gland.
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If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Bricanyl Syrup.

Contact your doctor straight away if:
•  our breathing is getting worse.
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•  ou often wake up at night with asthma.
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•  ou start getting chest tightness.
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•  ou are not getting relief from your current dose.
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These signs could mean your asthma is not being
controlled and you may need different or additional
treatment straight away.
If you take more Bricanyl Syrup than you should
If you have accidentally taken too much of this medicine,
contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently
taken or might take any other medicines. This includes
medicines that you buy without a prescription and herbal
medicines. Bricanyl Syrup can affect the way that some
medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on
Bricanyl Syrup.

If you forget to take Bricanyl Syrup
if you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you
remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose,
wait until then and take the next dose as normal. Do not
take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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What Bricanyl Syrup looks like and contents of the pack
Bricanyl Syrup is a clear, colourless, raspberry flavoured
aqueous syrup. The syrup is available in bottles of 100 ml,
300 ml and 1 litre.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Important side effects to look out for:
•  llergic reactions. The signs may include a swollen
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face, skin rash, breathing problems, low blood pressure
(feeling faint) and collapse. It is not known exactly how
often this happens. If this happens to you, stop taking
Bricanyl Syrup and see a doctor straight away.
•  udden wheezing soon after taking your dose of
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Bricanyl Syrup. It is not known exactly how often
this happens. If this happens to you, stop taking
Bricanyl Syrup and use your ‘reliever inhaler’ straight
away. See your doctor as soon as possible as you may
need to have your treatment changed.
Other possible side effects:
Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
•  rembling or shaking.
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•  eadache.
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Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
•  ounding or rapid heart beat (palpitations).
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•  ramp or feeling tense.
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•  ow levels of potassium in your blood which may cause
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muscle weakness, thirst, or ‘pins and needles’.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the
available data)
• rregular heart beats.
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•  hest pain (due to heart problems such as angina). Tell
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your doctor if you develop this symptom whilst receiving
treatment with Bricanyl Syrup, but do not stop using this
medicine unless told to.
•  eeling sick (nausea).
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•  outh and throat irritation.
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•  hanges in sleeping patterns and changes in behaviour,
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such as feeling agitated, restless or hyperactive.
Do not be concerned by this list of side effects. You may not
get any of them.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side
effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and manufacturer
The Marketing Authorisations for Bricanyl Syrup are held by
AstraZeneca UK Limited, 600 Capability Green, Luton,
LU1 3LU, UK.
Bricanyl Syrup is manufactured by Takeda Pharma Sp. z o.o.,
ul. Księstwa Łowickiego 12, 99 - 420 Łyszkowice, Poland.

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Product name
Bricanyl 0. 3 mg/ml Syrup
Reference number
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This is a service provided by
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This leaflet was last revised in: May 2015
Bricanyl is a trade mark of the AstraZeneca group of
companies.
© AstraZeneca 2015
RSP 15 0027

5. How to store Bricanyl Syrup
•  eep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
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•  o not take this medicine after the expiry date which is
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stated on the carton and label after EXP. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
•  o not store above 25°C.
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Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines that are no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Bricanyl Syrup contains
The active substance is terbutaline sulfate. Each 5 ml spoonful
contains 1.5 mg of terbutaline sulfate (equivalent to 0.3 mg/ml).
The other ingredients are citric acid, disodium edetate,
ethanol (see section 2), glycerol, sodium hydroxide,
sorbitol(see section 2), sodium benzoate, essence of
raspberry, and water.

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