ANORO ELLIPTA - Watsons Health

ANORO ELLIPTA

Anoro Ellipta is an inhalation powder containing a combination of umeclidinium and vilanterol. Umeclidinium is an anticholinergic. Vilanterol is a bronchodilator. These medications work by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.

Anoro Ellipta is used to prevent airflow obstruction or bronchospasm in people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

 

Indications:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease- Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema

 

Contraindications:

Hypersensitivity reactions to milk protein, umeclidinium and vilanterol

Vilanterol may increase the risk of death in people with asthma, but the risk in people with COPD is not known. Seek medical attention if your breathing problems do not improve, or if your symptoms get worse quickly.

Anoro Ellipta will not work fast enough to treat a bronchospasm attack. Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an attack.

  • wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using this medication;
  • chest pain;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • tremors, nervousness;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • painful or difficult urination, urinating more or less than usual;
  • increased blood pressure – severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain;
  • high blood sugar – increased thirst or urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
  • low potassium – leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling.

Common Anoro Ellipta side effects may include:

  • stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat;
  • mild chest pain, cough with mucus;
  • diarrhea, constipation;
  • muscle spasms; or
  • pain in your neck, arms, or legs.

To make sure Anoro Ellipta is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • heart disease, high blood pressure;
  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
  • liver disease;
  • narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • diabetes (or ketoacidosis);
  • thyroid disorder; or
  • bladder obstruction or other urination problems.

Vilanterol may increase the risk of death in people with asthma, but the risk in people with COPD is not known. Talk with your doctor about your individual risks and benefits of using this medicine. Follow all patient instructions for safe use.

Anoro Ellipta dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Maintenance:

1 inhalation once daily by the oral inhalation route only
Maximum dose: Do not use more than one time in 24 hours

Comments: Use at same time each day

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose. Do not use more than 1 inhalation in a single day.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdose symptoms may include fast heart rate, and feeling shaky or short of breath.

What should I avoid while using Anoro Ellipta?

Do not use a second inhaled bronchodilator similar to vilanterol, such as salmeterol (Advair, Serevent), formoterol or arformoterol (Foradil, Perforomist, Symbicort, Brovana) unless your doctor has told you to.

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