Compare Breo Ellipta vs. Anoro Ellipta

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

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Provides long-term control of symptoms related to asthma or COPD.

DRUG NAME combines two effective medicines for treatment of asthma or COPD into one easy to use daily inhaler, but doesn't work fast enough to relieve sudden breathing problems.

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
  • Provides long-term control of symptoms unlike rescue inhalers.
  • Some may find this type of dry powder inhaler easier to use than a metered dose inhaler.
  • Combines two effective medications into one easy to use daily inhaler.
  • 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
  • Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol) contains an ingredient, which may cause yeast to grow in your mouth and throat.
  • Not appropriate for those allergic to milk since it contains milk protein.
  • Other types of combination inhaler for COPD may work better to reduce the frequency of COPD attacks.
  • 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)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
Price
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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Nose and throat inflammation
    10%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Yeast infection in the mouth and throat (thrush)
    2%
  • Mouth and throat pain
    2%
  • Hoarse voice
    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
  • Asthma-related death
    • Children age 18 years or younger
  • Sudden breathing problems or worsening signs of COPD
  • Yeast infection of the mouth and throat
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol)
  • Heart effects
    • Preexisting heart conditions
    • Arrhythmia
    • High blood pressure
  • Serious allergic reaction
    • Milk protein 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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