Compare Atrovent vs. Incruse Ellipta

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

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Controls COPD.

First choice inhaler for controlling mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Controls COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.

Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) controls chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) when taken daily, but is typically not used alone.

Upsides
  • The nebulizer is available in generic.
  • Available in combination with albuterol in case Atrovent (ipratropium) by itself is not enough to control your symptoms.
  • Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) reduces COPD flare-ups when taken daily.
  • Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) is taken once daily.
  • Taking Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) into the lungs has fewer side effects than taking a pill by mouth and can be used long-term.
  • Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) is also available in combination with other inhaled medicines to help improve breathing.
Downsides
  • Effects don't last long so it needs to be used multiple times a day.
  • Doesn't work fast enough to be used as a rescue inhaler for COPD attacks.
  • The inhaler is only available in brand name.
  • Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) cannot be used for sudden breathing problems.
  • This is a long-term control medication. Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) has to be taken every day.
  • Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) contains milk protein and can cause severe allergy in some people.
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Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Nebulizer solution
  • Inhaler
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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Bronchitis
    10%
  • COPD attack
    8%
  • Shortness of breath
    8%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Influenza like symptoms
    4%
  • Dry mouth
    4%
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Urinary tract infection
    2%
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4possible side effects
  • Common cold symptoms
    8%
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    5%
  • Cough
    3%
  • Joint pain
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Not a rescue inhaler
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • COPD attack
  • Urination problems
    • Benign prostate hyperplasia
    • Urinary neck obstruction
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  • Serious allergic reaction
    • Milk protein allergy
  • Worsening of COPD and COPD flare-ups
  • Sudden lung spasms
  • Vision changes
    • History of glaucoma
    • History of eye problems
  • Difficulty urinating
    • People with a history of urinary blockage
    • People with an enlarged prostate
    • Age 65 years and older
    • Taking other anticholinergic medicines like Benadryl
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