Shortage of Bricanyl® Turbohaler® (terbutaline)

Astra Zeneca UK Ltd, the manufacturer of Bricanyl® Turbohaler® have informed healthcare professionals that they are currently experiencing an interruption to normal supplies. This is resulting in a temporary stock shortage and although some stock will be available in December 2018  the stock shortage is unlikely to fully resolve until end of January 2019.

This memo provides advice on how to manage the shortage and alternative treatment options.

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