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Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol Trifenatate)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Breo Ellipta100 mcg/25 mcg/30 dose
Breo Ellipta200 mcg/25 mcg

Generic Equivalent of Breo Ellipta

No generic equivalents of Breo Ellipta found.

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Is A Prescription Required To have Breo Ellipta?

A prescription is required to purchase Breo Ellipta from licensed online pharmacies Canadawide.

What is Breo Ellipta Used to Treat?

Breo Ellipta is indicated for the long-term treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to reduce the chances of "flare-ups" in patients who previously had these events. This medication is also used for the long-term treatment of asthma in people above 18 years and older who have asthma which is not adequately controlled by a long-term asthma medication such as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or whose asthma is so severe that it requires treatment with both ICS and a long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA).

How Does Breo Ellipta Work?

The medication Breo Ellipta contains two active ingredients: fluticasone furoate and vilanterol. Fluticasone furoate is an ICS and reduces inflammation in the lungs, which helps to ease breathing problems in patients with COPD and asthma and also help prevent “flare-ups” in COPD patients. Vilanterol is a LABA and helps to open and relax the muscles of the airways. This allows more air to pass in and out of the lungs and thus prevents shortness of breath and wheezing symptoms. Breo Ellipta does not cure COPD or asthma but only helps to control it.

How Is Breo Ellipta Supplied and Stored?

Breo Ellipta is manufactured by GSK Inc. and is available in the dosage form of 100/25 mcg. Every single inhalation dispenses 100 micrograms of fluticasone furoate and 25 micrograms vilanterol. Each inhaler contains 30 doses (one inhalation per day for 30 days).

This medication should not be stored above a temperature of 25°C. If you store in a refrigerator, allow the inhaler to return to room temperature for at least an hour before use. Keep your inhaler in a cool and dry place away from direct heat and sunlight. Store the medication in the original package to protect from moisture. Do not open the lid foil until ready for first use. Breo Ellipta expires 6 weeks after you have opened the lid of the tray.

How Much Is Breo Ellipta?

We are pleased to offer you the Breo Ellipta Inhaler 100 mcg/25 mcg/30 dose at an unbeatable price of $499 for a supply of 3 inhalers. It is always best to compare the prices of this medication online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

Is Breo A Steroid Inhaler?

Breo Ellipta is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid (Fluticasone furoate) and a long-acting beta2 agonist (vilanterol).

Are Breo And Symbicort The Same?

Both Breo Ellipta and Symbicort contain a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2 agonist and both are used for the treatment of COPD and asthma symptoms. However, the active ingredients in both the medications are different.

How Long Does It Take For Breo To Work?

Breo Ellipta improves lung function and helps to reduce symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing. Every patient responds differently to the treatment with Breo Ellipta, so try to be patient and follow your doctor’s instructions.

How Many Times A Day Do I Take Breo?

The usual adult dose of Breo Ellipta for COPD and asthma is 1 inhalation per day. Do not take more than the recommended dose and do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

How Is Breo Ellipta Used?

It is important to use Breo Ellipta Inhaler exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is important to take the medication regularly even if you feel fine and do not have any symptoms. Take Breo Ellipta every day, every 24 hours about the same time each day. If you have any difficulties, or are unsure about how or when to take Breo Ellipta, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Carefully follow the instructions ‘OPEN, INHALE, and CLOSE’ to use your Ellipta inhaler.

How Safe Is Breo Ellipta?

You may notice a change in your symptoms of asthma such as more coughing, attacks of wheezing, chest tightness, or an unusual increase in the severity of breathlessness. Contact your healthcare professional in case you:
  • Wake up at night with chest tightness, wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Are using increasing amounts of your fast-acting reliever medicine
Patients with COPD have higher chances of getting a lung infection (pneumonia). Medicines like Breo Ellipta may also increase your risk of getting pneumonia. However, symptoms of pneumonia and COPD ‘flare-ups overlap”. It is therefore important to tell your doctor if you suspect an infection even if it is a mild chest infection. Your doctor may recommend a flu shot each year. When you use Breo Ellipta for the long term you may be at a higher risk of bone fractures, weak bones. Hence, try to take extra care to avoid any injury, especially falls. Also, do not come into contact with patients who have measles or chickenpox if you are taking Breo Ellipta. If you are exposed, inform your doctor immediately. Drugs like Breo Ellipta may also cause eye disorders such as cataract, glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes). You should, therefore, have regular eye exams while using this medication.

What Are The Side Effects of Breo Ellipta?

Most common side effects of treatment with Breo Ellipta include the itchy, runny or blocked nose, infection of the nose or throat, common cold, sores in the mouth (caused by a yeast infection). After using Breo Ellipta rinse your mouth with water (do not swallow) immediately to prevent sores in the mouth. Other side effects include feeling of pressure or pain in the cheeks and forehead (sinusitis), pain and irritation in the back of the mouth and throat, headache, voice problems, abdominal pain, flu, back pain, coughing, nausea, high fever, dizziness, painful joints, hoarseness and voice changes, respiratory tract infection, anxiety, tremor, muscle spasms. Breo Ellipta can also result in abnormal test results such as decreased levels of potassium and increased blood sugar. Some other side effects of Breo Ellipta include bronchitis (inflammation of lungs), bone fractures, COPD, high blood pressure, increased or irregular heartbeat, pneumonia with symptoms of fever, chills, increase in sputum production, change in sputum color, increased a cough or an increase in breathing difficulties. Rare side effects include paradoxical bronchospasm (worsening of symptoms related to breathing) with symptoms of tightness of the chest associated with coughing, sudden worsening of shortness of breath and wheezing right after inhaling Breo Ellipta, allergic reaction with skin rash, hives, redness, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat (angioedema), becoming very wheezy, coughing or difficulty swallowing or breathing, suddenly feeling weak or light-headed (may lead to collapse or loss of consciousness, decreased adrenal function leading to tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma), cataract, Churg-Strauss Syndrome (a flu-like illness, rash, pins and needles or numbness of arms and legs, severe sinusitis and worsening lung or breathing problems). These are not all the possible side effects of Breo Ellipta. In case of any unexpected effect, contact your doctor right away.

When Should You Not Take Breo Ellipta?

Do not take Breo Ellipta if you:
  • Are allergic or hypersensitive to fluticasone furoate/vilanterol or any other ingredients in Breo Ellipta
  • Have sudden severe symptoms of COPD or asthma such as shortness of breath or wheezing. Breo Ellipta is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used to give you fast relief from your COPD or asthma. You must a use a rescue inhaler in such case.
  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Have lactose or severe milk protein allergy

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before Using Breo Ellipta?

Before taking Breo Ellipta always talk to your healthcare professional in case you:
  • Have liver disease
  • Have heart problems such as irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Before prescribing Breo Ellipta your doctor will consider the benefit to you and the risk to your unborn baby
  • Are breastfeeding. It is not known whether the ingredients of Breo Ellipta can pass into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, check with your doctor before you take the medication
  • Have ever had thrush or a yeast infection in your mouth
  • Have ever had seizures
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Have diabetes
  • Have ever had to stop taking another medication for your breathing problems because you were allergic to it or it caused problems
  • Have taken corticosteroids by mouth or inhalation
  • Have immune system problems
  • Have allergies to foods or drugs
  • Have low potassium levels in your blood
  • Have ever had herpes simplex of the eye, a history of tuberculosis, or any type of viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic infection

What medicines can interact with Breo Ellipta?

You should always tell your health care professional about any medications that you have been taking or are going to take including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements. Medicines that may interact with Breo Ellipta are:
  • Ketoconazole (an antifungal drug)
  • Anti-HIV medications
  • Clarithromycin (an antibacterial medicine)
  • Beta-blockers used to lower blood pressure like propranolol, or for other heart or eye problems such as timolol
  • Medicines that decrease the levels of potassium in the blood such as diuretics (water pills)
  • Medicines used for the treatment of depression such as antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Where Can I Buy Breo Ellipta Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Breo Ellipta can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Breo Ellipta Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://ca.gsk.com/media/1219797/breo-ellipta.pdf
2. https://ca.gsk.com/media/1219800/breo-ellipta_-pm-part-iii-2016-01-27.pdf 3. https://www.verywellhealth.com/symbicort-dulera-advair-and-breo-to-treat-asthma-83050
4. http://www.pdr.net/pdr-consumer-monograph/breo-ellipta?druglabelid=3161&ConsumerId=6501#6
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