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Anybody with Asthma useing the inhalers Bricanyl turbo haler (turbutaline sulphate) in pregnancy?

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mrswee Fri 19-Jun-09 20:13:20


I am wondering if anyone uses these inhalers? My doctor never told me to stop using them and gave me a new prescription today. My docotor
This is the first new prescription I have had since getting pregnant and thought I'd have quick scan of the leaflet and it says "speak to your doctor imedietly if you become pregnant while using this medicine'

Has anyone had any advice to stop using these inhalers and change to a differnt type while pregnant?

I made the mistake of googling it and now I'm a wee bit worried!

I will call my doctor on monday but just wondering if anyone else has had this experience.


Mistymoo Fri 19-Jun-09 20:17:50

I used it when needed when I was pregnant. I did go away once without my inhaler - I was about 18 wks preg and had a severe asthma attack and had to have the ambulance out so I think it's better to use than have an asthma attack. Asthma is life threatening afterall.

ABitBatty Fri 19-Jun-09 20:25:18

I used it everyday in 2001 when pregnant with my middle son. No one told me not to...should I be worried? He is 7 now.
The only thing I think I've ever read about it is that it is given to mothers to delay premature labour. I may be wrong though. As it was, his head never engaged and i was induced 41+3 after 12 hours of painful induction, his head still didn't engage and I ended up with an emergency C-Section
I do remember wondering if the reason I didn't go into labour spontaneously was because of the bricanyl hmm

Sidge Fri 19-Jun-09 20:40:25

ABitBatty the doses used in obstetrics are far higher than the dose inhaled for asthma so I doubt your problematic labour was because of your inhalers.

mrswee it is ok to use inhalers whilst pregnant - it is better to use inhalers and have well controlled asthma even when pregnant, than to stop them and risk an asthma attack. Remember though that if you are needing your Bricanyl Turbohaler more than twice a week you need to see your asthma nurse as you may need a preventer (or more preventer if you are already on one). Pregnancy in some women makes their asthma better, but in others can make it worse so do see someone if things aren't as good as usual.

mrswee Sun 21-Jun-09 22:46:22

Thanks for all your responses. It's good to know none of you have been told to stop using these inhalers and change to another type, it gives me hope that my doctor has not made a mistake or over looked something.
I'll call them tomorrow as the information leaflet says you should talk to your doctor.

Nekabu Mon 22-Jun-09 10:14:23

I use it and my doctor specifically checked it was OK for use during pregnancy whilst I was in his office.

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