Breo Ellipta is an inhaled medication used to treat symptoms of asthma and COPD. It contains a combination of two ingredients. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents inflammation, and vilanterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles to improve breathing.
Breo Ellipta is prescribed as a short-term treatment for asthma that isn’t well controlled. In patients with COPD, Breo Ellipta may be used long term.
Breo Ellipta is not a rescue medication and should not be used in the event of an attack.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Breo Ellipta exactly as prescribed.
Don’t use Breo Ellipta if you’re allergic to fluticasone, vilanterol, or milk proteins.
Monitor for signs of illness and infection, and avoid sick people while taking this medication. Breo Ellipta can weaken your immune system and make it easier to get infections.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Before taking Breo Ellipta, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Breo Ellipta include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
What if I can’t taste or feel the powder after my inhalation?
You may not taste or notice Breo Ellipta. This is normal, and doesn’t mean you should take a second dose. If you’re concerned about technique, have your doctor or pharmacist review proper inhaler usage.
If my symptoms aren’t improving can I increase my dose?
Follow your doctor’s instructions. Don’t take more than one inhalation of Breo Ellipta daily or change the dosage without your doctor’s guidance.