Compare Advair vs. Anoro Ellipta

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Prevents breathing problems.

Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol) combines two medicines into one inhaler, but it might be expensive.

3.8/ 5 average rating with 799 reviewsforAdvair
Treats COPD.

Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol) is good first-choice treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but may be more expensive than older medicines that work just like as well.

Upsides
  • 2-in-1 medicine is more effective together than alone.
  • The diskus is used to treat both COPD and asthma.
  • The inhaler device is simple and easy to use for patients with joint pain.
  • Its once daily dosing is more convenient than other medicines that work like it.
Downsides
  • Take it daily and consistently for the best results. It is not for on-demand treatment of wheezing or asthma attacks.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each inhalation to avoid fungal infections of the mouth.
  • You have to take it consistently to get the full dose and benefits of treatment.
  • It doesn't treat asthma.
  • You will still need to have a rescue inhaler handy in case of sudden breathing attacks.
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Used for
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
Price
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Reviews
799 reviews so far
66%
saidit'sworth it
48%
saiditworked well
11%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
15possible side effects
  • Lung infection
    27%
  • Sore throat
    13%
  • Headaches
    12%
  • Lung inflammation
    7%
  • Hoarseness
    5%
  • Sinus inflammation
    4%
  • Colds and flu
    4%
  • Nausea and vomiting
    4%
  • Stomach upset
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Muscle and joint pain
    4%
  • Stomach flu
    3%
  • Fungal infections
    3%
  • Cough
    3%
  • Bronchitis
    2%
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3possible side effects
  • Throat infection
    2%
  • Diarrhea
    2%
  • Pain in the arms and legs
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Increased risk of death
    • Asthma
    • Children under 18
  • Increased risk of infections
    • History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
    • Age greater than 65 years
  • Mouth and throat infection
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Higher dose of the corticosteroid medication contained in Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol)
  • Asthma attack
  • Heart disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart failure
    • Heart beat problems
    • Taking more Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol) than recommended
  • Serious allergic reaction
    • Milk allergy
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  • Increased risk of death
    • Asthma
  • Not for worsening COPD
    • Using rescue inhaler more than 4 times a day
    • Sudden breathing problems
  • Not for sudden breathing problems
  • Heart defects
    • Heart problems
    • Heartbeat problems
    • High blood pressure
  • Sudden breathing problems
  • Severe allergic reaction
    • Milk or lactose allergy
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