Incruse Ellipta (Umeclidinium)
For better breathing and fever flare-ups, Incruse Ellipta (Umeclidinium) is a prescription drug used long-term to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. It cannot be used to treat emergency breathing problems or serve as a substitute for a rescue inhaler.
It is used to treat and prevent lung disease-related symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath. It functions by loosening the muscles that surround the airways, allowing them to open and facilitating easier breathing. It is a member of the anticholinergic drug subclass of medications.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):
What is Incruse Ellipta?
A prescription drug called Incruse Ellipta (Generic: Umeclidinium) is used to treat the signs and symptoms of COPD, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Incruse Ellipta may be taken by alone or in combination with other drugs. The medication Incruse Ellipta is a member of the Anticholinergics, Respiratory pharmacological class.
Uses and Benefits of Incruse Ellipta:
Breathing difficulties and wheezing (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, which includes bronchitis and emphysema).
It works by relaxing the muscles that enclose the airways, enabling them to open and permit simpler breathing.
Because it takes time to work, it shouldn't be used to treat abrupt shortness of breath.
If you have wheezing or an unexpected shortness of breath, use your quick-relief inhaler as advised (such as albuterol, also known as salbutamol in some countries).
Side Effects of Incruse Ellipta:
Sudden severe wheezing/trouble breathing
Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
How to use Incruse Ellipta?
Take this drug by mouth as directed by your doctor, often once a day.
Before opening the cover, wait until you are prepared to use the inhaler. Every time you open the cover, you prepare for a dose of the medication.
To avoid dose waste, wait to close the cover until after you've taken the drug. You may or may not taste or feel the medication when you breathe it.
Do not breathe into the device.
Never increase the dosage, If you are using an inhaler, wait at least a minute in between uses.
Other anticholinergics are among the products that may interact with this medication (such as ipratropium, atropine). Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase the risk of serious adverse effects. Without your doctor's approval, never start, stop, or change the dosage of any medications.
Before using Incruse Ellipta, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies:
The inactive constituents in this product, like milk proteins, may cause allergic reactions or other issues.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have a personal or family history of glaucoma or difficulty in urination (painful micturition).
Inform your surgeon or dentist of all the products you use prior to surgery (including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and herbal products).
The only use of this medication during pregnancy should be strictly essential. Describe to your doctor the benefits and drawbacks.
If this drug enters breast milk is unknown. Before breastfeeding, speak with your doctor.
How does Incruse Ellipta work?
Umeclidinium bromide, Incruse Ellipta's active ingredient, is an antagonist of the muscarinic receptor. It functions by obstructing certain receptors known as muscarinic receptors, which regulate muscular contraction. Umeclidinium bromide relaxes the airway muscles when breathed.
What to do if you miss a dose of Incruse Ellipta?
Take Incruse Ellipta as soon as you remember if you miss a dose. Do not inhale more than once each day. At the regular time, take your next dose. Never take two doses at once.
What if you overdose on Incruse Ellipta?
If someone has overdosed and is displaying serious symptoms like fainting or breathing difficulties, call 911 right away. If not, you can reach your neighborhood poison control center by dialing 1-800-222-1222.
Why is Incruse Ellipta so expensive?
Lacking generic availability for Incruse Ellipta medication makes it expensive.
How long does it take Incruse Ellipta to work?
It usually works in a time span of 15 to 30 minutes.
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.
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