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The Anoro Ellipta inhaler contains both Umeclidinium and Vilanterol. This medication can be prescribed to treat symptoms of chronic lung disease, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Both drugs help the muscles associated with the airways remain open to help you breath better.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist so you understand how to administer a dose. Use the inhaler once a day as prescribed by your doctor.
Make sure you use 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.
You may be required to stop using your quick relief inhaler while using Anoro Ellipta, and use your quick relief inhaler only as needed for sudden attacks. If you are using other inhalers allow at least a minute between inhalations.
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 heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, diabetes, history of glaucoma, or difficulty urinating. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Anoro Ellipta.
This medication is not a treatment for asthma. Consult your doctor if you have asthma before using the Anoro Ellipta inhaler.
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.
Side effects for Anoro Ellipta are: 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 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.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Anoro Ellipta?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: This medication can take time to read the full effect and should not be used as a quick relief inhaler. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if Anoro Ellipta can be transmitted to the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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