What is Trelegy Ellipta used for?
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema), such as asthma, can be controlled with Trelegy Ellipta. Staying active is made easier when breathing problems are controlled. Among the three medications contained in this inhaler are fluticasone, umeclidinium, and vilanterol. This drug belongs to the corticosteroid class of drugs. In order to ease breathing, it reduces swelling in the lungs' airways. The anticholinergic drug umeclidinium belongs to the Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABA) class, while the LABA medication vilanterol belongs to the anticholinergic class. These two drugs work by relaxing muscles around the airways, which makes it easier to breathe. They are called bronchodilators. They are used long term to prevent breathing problems.
Frequently Asked Questions About Trelegy Ellipta
Your doctor will usually recommend inhaling this medication once a day. Inhalers should not be opened until you are ready to use them. Preparation of a dose occurs every time you open the cover. A dose of Trelegy ellipta is lost if the cover is opened and closed without the medication being inhaled.
Make sure you inhale the medication before closing the cover. This will prevent wasting doses. Inhale and do not exhale into the device. You may or may not taste or feel the drug.
Do not take extra doses as they will not improve your condition. Symptoms of overdose include medical conditions such as heart problems and blurred vision.
It is important to use this medication regularly if you want to reap its full benefits. Do not use it more than once a day to keep it from getting forgotten. Use it at the same time every day to help you remember. MIssing doses can increase the risk of your symptoms returning.
It is important that you consult a doctor before increasing or stopping your dose, using this medication more often, or stopping it altogether. There will be no faster improvement in your condition, and you will be at greater risk of side effects.
When gargling or rinsing your mouth with water, never swallow the water. This prevents dry mouth, hoarseness, and oral fungal infection (thrush). Wait at least one minute between using other inhalers if you are using more than one.
You should follow your doctor's instructions on how to take inhaled corticosteroids regularly. If you are taking them regularly, do not stop taking them. You may have to reduce your dose gradually.
You may experience high blood pressure during treatment. Your doctor may need to monitor your blood pressure.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects of Trelegy Ellipta become unmanageable.
- urinary retention
- difficulty breathing
- shortness of breath
- tightness in your chest
- decreased height
- back pain
- increased trouble breathing
- curved spine at the shoulders
- seeing halos around lights
- increased mucus or change in color of mucus
- swelling of the face, throat, and tongue
- white spots on your tongue or cheeks
- changes in posture
- low blood pressure
- red eyes
- blurry vision
- eye pain
- chest pain
- blurry vision
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- feeling aware of your heartbeat
- muscle cramps
- mouth pain
- difficulty or painful urination
- sore throat
- skipped or extra heartbeats
- increased thirst
- increased blood pressure
- sore throat
- changes in taste
- eye problems
Please consult your doctor for medical advice about side effects if you experience any. This is not a complete list of side effects, so you may experience others as well.
Few known Drug Interactions of Trelegy Ellipta are listed below.
- potassium chloride
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
- ProAir HFA (albuterol)
- Ventolin HFA (albuterol)
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Starting price of Trelegy Ellipta 200mcg/62.5mcg/25mcg cost in Canada
- 90 doses - $570.00 USD ($6.33 per doses)
Generic options for this medication aren't available currently.
You do require a prescription to order Trelegy Ellipta in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.