What is Anoro Ellipta?
Anoro Ellipta is often prescribed for long-term maintenance treatment of Bronchospasm, which is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that impairs the airflow out of your lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing.
Bronchitis and Emphysema are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD.
When you have Bronchitis, your bronchial tubes become inflamed and narrowed and your lungs produce more mucus, which can further block the narrowed tubes. You develop a chronic cough trying to clear your airways.
Emphysema occurs when the walls between the air sacs in your lungs become damaged and lose their elasticity. As the walls of the air sacs also sustain damage, instead of many tiny air sacs, there are fewer but larger ones that reduce the amount of gas exchange.
Because Anoro Ellipta is a long-term maintenance medication, it can end up being costly. You can buy Anoro Ellipta online at My Drug Center at an affordable price. You can also buy the Umeclidinium/Vilanterol generic as well. The Umeclidinium/Vilanterol generic is less costly because it is not a brand-name drug. With proper management, most people with COPD can achieve symptom control and quality of life, as well as reduced risk of other associated conditions.
How does Anoro Ellipta work?
Anoro Ellipta is indicated for the long-term, once-daily treatment to reduce exacerbations in COPD patients. Breo Ellipta is a medication that comes in the form of inhalation powders for oral inhalation, and contains the active ingredients Umeclidinium/Vilanterol. When the Umeclidinium/Vilanterol dosage is inhaled, it is taken straight into the lungs where it blocks the receptors that are found on the muscle surrounding your airways. This action stops acetycholine from acting on the receptors that cause the muscle to narrow and make it difficult to breathe.
Before taking your prescribed Anoro Ellipta dosage, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. This is important so that you understand how to use the inhaler and blister pack to administer the right dose of medication. Take one Anoro Ellipta dosage, once a day.
This medication is not meant for quick relief from asthma attacks. You should also have a rescue inhaler on hand. Allow at least a minute between use of multiple inhalers and rinse your mouth with water to prevent infections. Never swallow the rinse water.
Make sure you take Anoro Ellipta at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Anoro Ellipta. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to high blood pressure, bone loss, depression, diabetes, eye problems, heart problems, recent infections, liver problems, overactive thyroid, and seizures. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Anoro Ellipta.
Keep track which inhalers are used more often in case there is a worsening of COPD symptoms. Speak with your doctor if you find that you need your rescue inhaler more often.
You may experience irregular heart rhythm (QT prolongation) while taking Anoro Ellipta. Risk of QT prolongation is increased with salt deficiencies and use of diuretics can also increase this risk.
Long term use of croticosteroids can cause your body to have challenges responding to physical stress. You should tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication before any surgery, operations, or any procedures. If this medication is required for long term use have an ID bracelet or documentation. This can help identify the use of this medication in cases where you might be unable to speak or explain your condition.
While taking Anoro Ellipta your body may become more prone to infections. Washing your hands and practising good hygiene can help prevent the spread of infections or other diseases. Avoid coming into contact with transmittable infections like the flu, measles or chickenpox.
Some Anoro Ellipta side effects include:
Sore throat, sinusitis, respiratory tract infection, constipation, diarrhea, pain in extremities, muscle spasms, neck pain, chest pain or discomfort, cough, indigestion, abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), vomiting, weakness, irregular heart beats, itching, rash, conjunctivitis, palpitations, hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis and hives, changes in taste, tremor, and anxiety.
If any side effects of Umeclidinium/Vilanterol become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
What is Anoro Ellipta used for?
Anoro Ellipta is used to control and prevent certain symptoms that follow chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sometimes referred to as chronic obstructive lung disease. COPD is a long-term condition which affects the respiratory system with symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Additionally, Anoro Ellipta can be used for conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema which are considered types of COPD. COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it will typically get worse over time, making it difficult to complete everyday activities such as walking or getting dressed. Using Anoro Ellipta can help relax muscles in the airways to reduce the symptoms (such as difficulty breathing) and help keep you active and participating in everyday activities with fewer flare-ups. Keep in mind, this inhaler should not be used as a rescue inhaler or for asthma.
How to use Anoro Ellipta Inhaler?
You should use this medication the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not take more or less of a dose than directed or for longer than prescribed. First, be aware that Anoro is a powder that comes with a special inhaler, called an Ellipta inhaler. The Ellipta inhaler is preloaded with blister packs that contain the fixed amount of Anoro powder. Each time the device cover is opened, a blister of Anoro will be loaded into the inhaler. If you open then close the inhaler cover without inhaling, you will lose the dose; do not open the cover until you are ready to take your dose. When you are ready to take your dose, to use Anoro Ellipta, slide the cover on the inhaler down until you hear a click, breathe out gently before placing the mouthpiece in your mouth; deeply breathe in and hold for 5 seconds. Anoro Ellipta is typically only needed once per day and, for best results, it should be used at the same time each day. If you are still unsure how to use this medication, it is recommended to consult with your doctor and ask any questions you may have before starting treatment.
How much does Anoro Ellipta cost?
In the United States, Anoro Ellipta is covered by most medicare and insurance plans but even with insurance plans the cost can still be considered fairly expensive especially for those not covered by medicare or insurance. In other countries around the world, Anoro Ellipta can be purchased at a more affordable cost, including here at our certified online Canadian Pharmacy. For example, at My Drug Center, we have a starting price of $129.00 for 1 inhaler. In the United States, a single inhaler would cost close to 4 times as much, on average. You can purchase this medication from My Drug Center by calling our toll free number of 1-877-385-8998; keep in mind, a valid prescription will be required.
What drugs are in Anoro Ellipta?
Anoro Ellipta is a combination drug, meaning it is made up of two different drugs. The first active ingredient is known as Umeclidinium which is an anticholinergic; the salt form of this drug is used in Anoro Ellipta, called Umeclidinium Bromide. Anticholinergic drugs work by blocking certain receptors, called muscarinic receptors, in the smooth muscles in the airway which helps to relax the muscles so they can open up more and allow easier breathing. The second active ingredient is known as Vilanterol which is a long-acting beta agonists (LABAs); similar to Umeclidinium, the salt form of Vilanterol is used in Anoro Ellipta, called Vilanterol Trifenatate. LABAs work by reducing the swelling in the airways to allow the air passages to widen, resulting in easier breathing. Both active ingredients - Umeclidinium Bromide and Vilanterol Trifenatate – can be considered bronchodilators, drugs characterized by relaxing muscles and widening airways to improve breathing.
What are the side effects of Anoro Ellipta inhaler?
Some common side effects of Anoro Ellipta include sore throat, sinusitis, respiratory tract infection, constipation, and diarrhea. Side effects are a normal response of the body when taking a new medication and should not alarm you; however, if side effects persist or become unmanageable, you should consult with your doctor. Keep in mind, not all side effects have been listed here.
How long does it take for Anoro Ellipta take to work?
Each patient is different, so the amount of time it takes Anoro Ellipta to begin working may vary between each individual. However, Anoro Ellipta is quickly absorbed, usually only taking about 5-15 minutes following administration. Therefore, the medication should begin working towards your condition right away. Keep in mind, it is not a rescue inhaler but a long-term treatment therefore it will not show improvement right away and should not be used as a rescue inhaler for acute flare-ups. It may take a few weeks before noticeable improvement is seen.