Incruse Ellipta

(umeclidinium)

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Controls COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.

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Our bottom line

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

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

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) is a long-acting bronchodilator for daily use. It relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lungs to help you breathe easier.

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

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Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
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What to expect when you take Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) for COPD

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  • Possible side effects
  • Common cold symptoms
  • Muscle pain
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Fast or irregular hearbeat
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Side effect rates for Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium)

From 835 clinical trials of Incruse Ellipta when taken for copd (62.5 mcg - 125 mcg)
  • Common cold symptoms
    8%8%
    7%7%
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Cough
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Joint pain
    2%2%
    1%1%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Incruse Ellipta.

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Risks and Warnings for Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Milk protein allergy

    Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) contains a milk product called lactose. Don't use Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) if you have an allergy to milk products. Call 911 or your doctor right away if you develop severe rash, itching, swelling or difficulty breathing while taking Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium).