What is Anoro Ellipta Inhaler used for?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - COPD, which may include chronic bronchitis and emphysema - is treated with this medication to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath). The inhaler contains two medications: umeclidinium and vilanterol, both of which help control symptoms of breathing problems. Using either drug will help you breathe more easily as the muscles around your airways relax. When shortness of breath occurs suddenly, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed. This medication is long acting and cannot relieve sudden shortness of breath.
Frequently Asked Questions About Anoro Ellipta Inhaler
The medication should be inhaled once daily according to your doctor's instructions. When you open the inhaler cover, you prepare a dose of the medication. Do not open the cover until you are ready to use it.
Inhaling the medication before closing the lid will cause it to lose its potency. You may taste/feel the medication when inhaling it, but you should not exhale into the device. Do not close the lid until you have inhaled the medication.
It is essential that you take this medication regularly if you want to receive its maximum benefits. Make sure you take it at the same time every day. Do not take it more than once per day.
Consult your doctor before increasing or decreasing your dosage, or stopping this medication. You may experience side effects, and your condition will not improve faster.
Wait a minimum of one minute between using each inhaler if you are using other inhalers simultaneously.
Use of a quick-relief inhaler (like albuterol, or salbutamol in some countries) on a regular basis (such as four times a day) must be stopped. Use the inhaler only when suddenly short of breath occurs.
Inhalers are useful for both daily use and for use in cases of sudden deterioration of your respiratory function (quick relief drugs).
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have new or worsening coughs or shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, or trouble breathing at night, If your quick-relief inhaler is not working well or you use it more frequently.
Get medical assistance as soon as possible if you have sudden breathing problems. If your condition doesn't improve or worsens, contact your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to milk protein before taking this product.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience chest pain, respiratory tract infection or life threatening allergic reactions.
The most commonly side effects of Anoro Ellipta Inhaler include:
- difficulty breathing
- pain or discomfort in chest
- shortness of breath
- high blood pressure
- urinary retention
- fast heart rate
- irregular heartbeat
- swelling of the eyelids
- seeing halos around lights
- eye pain
- red eyes
- blurred vision
- painful urination
There are other side effects that may occur that are not listed on this page.
Additional information about side effects can be obtained from your physician.
Few known Drug Interactions of Anoro Ellipta Inhaler are listed below:
- Ventolin Hfa (Albuterol)
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
- Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
- Potassium Chloride
- Proair Hfa (Albuterol)
A complete list of Anoro Ellipta Inhaler Drug Interactions is not available on this page.
Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.
Starting price of Anoro Ellipta 62.5mcg/25 mcg cost in Canada
- 30 Dose - $123.90 USD ($4.13 per Dose)
- 60 Dose - $241.50 USD ($4.03 per Dose)
- 90 Dose - $352.80 USD ($3.92 per Dose)
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