Breo Ellipta

(fluticasone / vilanterol)

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

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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.

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    $408.68
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Quick facts about Breo Ellipta
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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.
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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.
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How it works

Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol) is a combination of two medicines. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid, which decreases the inflammation in your lungs, while vilanterol is is a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), which relaxes the muscles in your airways.

Quick facts about Breo Ellipta
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma

Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
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What to expect when you take Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol) for Asthma

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  • Possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Nose and throat inflammation
  • Upper airway infection
  • Sore throat
  • Yeast infection in the mouth and throat (thrush)
  • Hoarse voice
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Side effect rates for Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol)

From 404 clinical trials of Breo Ellipta when taken for asthma (fluticasone 100 mcg/ vilanterol 25 mcg)
  • Nose and throat inflammation
    10%10%
    7%7%
  • Headache
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Yeast infection in the mouth and throat (thrush)
    2%2%
  • Mouth and throat pain
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Hoarse voice
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Breo Ellipta.

Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol)
Placebo

People taking Breo Ellipta felt side effect more

People taking Breo Ellipta felt side effect less

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Risks and Warnings for Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Children age 18 years or younger

    People using Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol) have a higher risk for asthma-related hospitalization and even death in some cases. Do not use Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol) to treat asthma or as a rescue inhaler.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol)

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  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Breo Elliptaon 1/25/2017Put it next to your bed and inhale before you sleep.
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    Woman
    Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease