Anoro Ellipta Inhaler (Umeclidinium Bromide/Vilanterol)
Anoro Ellipta is intended to treat and prevent lung disease symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Managing breathing-related difficulties enables you to continue being active.
Umeclidinium and Vilanterol are the two drugs found in this inhaler. Both medications act by loosening the muscles that surround the airways, allowing them to open and facilitating easier breathing. To be successful, this drug needs to be taken frequently. It should not be used to treat sudden shortness of breath because it doesn't take effect right away.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):
What is Anoro Ellipta?
Anoro Ellipta is one of the brand names for the fixed-dose combination drug umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol, which is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is delivered by inhalation. It is both a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). You breathe more easily, thanks to the combined effects of the two drugs.
Uses and Benefits of Anoro Ellipta:
This medication is intended to treat and prevent:
Shortness of breath
It aids in easier breathing by relaxing the muscles that surround the airways, allowing them to open. This medication takes time to work, it shouldn't be used to treat abrupt shortness of breath. If you suddenly encounter breathing difficulties, use your quick-relief inhaler as instructed.
Side Effects of Anoro Ellipta:
Painful or difficult urination
Muscle cramps, or increased thirst or urination
Wheezing or breathing difficulties
A rapid or irregular heartbeat
Eye pain or swelling or redness, or changes in vision
How to use Anoro Ellipta?
Medication to be taken orally;often once daily.
Wait until you are ready to use the inhaler before opening the cover.
You get ready for a dose of the drug each time you open the cover.
You will lose the dose if you open and close the lid without breathing the drug.
Do not close the cover until you have taken the medication in order to prevent dose waste. When you inhale the medicine, you might or might not taste or feel it.
Never breathe into the machine.
To reap the greatest benefits from this drug, take it frequently. Use it every day at the same time. Never use it more than once per day.
It can change how your other medications function or raise the possibility of major negative side effects with other drugs.
Keep a list of all the medications you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements, and give it to your doctor and pharmacist.
Without your doctor's approval, never start, stop, or change the dosage of any medications.
While using this medicine, avoid consuming other anticholinergic medications (like Ipratropium and Tiotropium) or LABA medications (like Formoterol and Salmeterol).
Inform your doctor or pharmacist of your medical history before using this medication, especially of: heart problems (such as chest pain, irregular heartbeat), high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, diabetes, individual or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), difficulty urinating, and high blood sugar (such as due to an enlarged prostate).
A disorder that disrupts the heart's rhythm could be brought on by Anoro Ellipta (QT prolongation) with symptoms including acute dizziness and fainting that require immediate medical intervention.
How does Anoro Ellipta work?
It binds to beta-2 adrenergic receptors that are present in the muscle cells of numerous organs, including the airways in the lungs, to perform its function. Vilanterol/Bromide enters the airways through inhalation and binds to receptors there, activating them. The airway muscles relax as a result of this. A muscarinic receptor antagonist is umeclidinium.
What to do if you miss a dose of Anoro Ellipta?
If you forget, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missing dose. Take the next dose at the appointed time. Do not raise the dose to catch up. No more than one dose should be taken each day.
What if you overdose on Anoro Ellipta?
If someone has overdosed and is exhibiting significant symptoms like fainting out or difficulty breathing, Call 911. If not possible, immediately dial a poison control helpline on 1-800-222-1222.
How many doses are in Anoro Ellipta?
The 7 dose inhaler (7 day supply) must be used in accordance with the same directions as the 30 dose inhaler (30 day supply).
How much does Anoro Ellipta cost?
It costs $450-$560 for a month's supply. Available on LifeRx Pharmacy with good discounts.
Is Anoro Ellipta a corticosteroid?
No, Anoro Ellipta is not a corticosteroid.
HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.