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What is Breo Ellipta prescribed for?
Breo 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 Breo Ellipta is a long-term maintenance medication, it can end up being costly. You can buy Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone/Vilanterol) online at My Drug Center at an affordable price. 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 Breo Ellipta work?
Breo 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 Fluticasone/Vilanterol. When the Fluticasone/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 Breo Ellipta dosageread 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 Breo 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 Breo 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 Breo 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 Breo 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 Breo 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 Breo 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.
Side effects for Breo Ellipta are: upper respiratory tract infection, runny nose, sore throat, headache, oral candidiasis (thrush in your mouth or throat), back pain, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infection, cough, mouth pain, joint pain, influenza, sore throat, and fever.
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 your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Breo 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 several weeks before it reaches maximum effect. This medication is not used for quick relief form asthma and you should have a rescue inhaler on hand.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten 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 this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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