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Trelegy Ellipta contains three medications Fluticasone, Umeclidinium, and Vilanterol. These medications are commonly used to help treat chronic lung disease, bronchitis, and emphysema. All three medications will help keep your air ways open and also reduce the swelling to help you breathe easier.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist to know how to administer a dose from the inhaler. This inhaler is use once a day as a prescribed by your doctor.
Make sure you use Trelegy 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.
Rinse with water after using the inhaler to prevent mouth infections. Never swallow the rinse water.
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 Trelegy Ellipta. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to heart problems, high blood pressure, bone loss, history of eye problems, difficulty urinating, seizures, overactive thyroid, diabetes, and liver disease. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Trelegy Ellipta.
You may experience irregular heart rhythm (QT prolongation) while taking Trelegy Ellipta. The risk of QT prolongation is increased with salt deficiencies and use of diuretics can also increase this risk.
While taking Trelegy Ellipta your body may 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.
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 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.
Side effects for Trelegy Ellipta are: headache, back pain, changes in taste, diarrhea, cough, mouth pain, sore throat, and gastroenteritis (nausea, vomiting, cramps, 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 to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Trelegy 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 provide relief and should not used a quick relief inhaler. Use your back up inhaler for quick relief when the circumstances arise. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsen.
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 not certain if Trelegy 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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