Compare Theophylline vs. Breo 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.

Upsides
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  • 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.
Downsides
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  • 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.
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Used for
  • Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercise-induced asthma; Prophylaxis Nocturnal asthma
  • Apnea in the newborn; Adjunct Nocturnal asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Inhaler
Price
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Side effects
The Theo-24 (Theophylline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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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Risks and risk factors
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  • 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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