Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol)
Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol) Dosage and Side Effects
As a steroid and bronchodilator, Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol) is a prescription drug that helps to prevent inflammation and open up the airways by relaxing the muscles to improve a patient’s breathing. The medication is often given to adults with COPD or asthma to reduce symptoms, and to help prevent asthma attacks and bronchospasm. There are two active medicinal ingredients in Breo Ellipta, fluticasone furoate and vilanterol. Fluticasone furoate works to decrease inflammation in the airways as it classified as an inhaled corticosteroid. Vilanterol works to relax and expand the airways, making it easier to breathe which prevents episodes of wheezing and shortness of breath. It is important to note that Breo Ellipta help manage symptoms of COPD and asthma but it is not a cure for the condition.
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Breo Ellipta is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and is also marketed in the United Kingdom as Relvar Ellipta. The dosage forms available are: Breo Ellipta 100mcg/25mcg equivalent to (92mcg/22mcg) and Breo Ellipta 200mcg/25mcg equivalent to 184mcg/22mcg. The Breo Ellipta medication is a dry powder that is inhaled orally and there are 30 doses within each inhaler. A typical 3-month supply is 90 doses which is 3 inhalers.
How to Use Breo Ellipta
Follow the direction of your prescribing medical health professional to ensure proper treatment. Do not share your medication with others. Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol) should not be given to patients without a prescription, even if they are presenting what appears to be the same symptoms as you.
This medication should be used daily at the same time. The most common dosage is only one inhalation daily.
After your daily inhalation, rinse your mouth and gargle with clean water to prevent the development of a yeast infection in your mouth or throat. Do not swallow the water.
Do not change the way you take this medication without consulting with your doctor. If you plan to have surgery or become ill, you may need to change the way you take this medication.
If your breathing problems do not improve, contact your doctor to share your experience.
Your doctor may test your vision and bone mineral density while you take this medication, as Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol) may affect it.
Common Side Effects of Breo Ellipta
If you experience signs of an allergic reaction, you should contact an emergency health care professional. Signs of allergic reactions include:
- Swelling of your throat, face, tongue and lips
- Difficulty breathing
If you experience these effects after taking Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol), contact your doctor:
- Wheezing or breathing problems
- Low potassium
- Feeling weak, tired or nauseous
- Fever, chills or cough
- High blood sugar
- Chest pain or shortness of breath
- Sores or white patches in the mouth
More common side effects include:
- Stuffy or runny nose, or sore throat
Warnings and Precautions
Patients with asthma may have an increased risk of death while taking Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol). Do not use this medication if you are allergic to the following: vilanterol, fluticasone or milk proteins.
If you are taking this medication, it is imperative to avoid people who are sick or have infections. If you are exposed to measles or chicken pox, you need to tell your doctor to get preventative treatment.
Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol) is not a rescue medication. This medication may also weaken your immune system.
Discuss taking Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol) with your doctor, if you have the following conditions:
- Liver disease
- Any type of infection
- History, family or personal, of osteoporosis
- Weak immune system
- Heart disease or high blood pressure
- Glaucoma or cataracts
Interactions with this Medication
There are several drugs that may interact with this medication. Some of these interactions, but not all, are as follows:
- Antifungal medicines
- Heart medication
- Medications to treat HIV/AIDS
Tell your doctor about all of the medications, prescription and nonprescription, that you are taking to help avoid drug interactions.
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.