Generic Name: umeclidinium
Drug Class: anticholinergic
Incruse Ellipta is an oral prescription inhalation used as a long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It helps prevent and control breathing problems, including wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
This is available in Incruse Ellipta 62.5 mcg umeclidinium.
Mechanism of Action
This long-acting muscarinic agent inhibits the M3 receptor in the smooth muscle, which leads to bronchodilation. It relaxes the muscles around the airways so that they can expand, allowing easier breathing.
Incruse Ellipta – How to Use
Before you take this prescription product, you must read the drug information leaflet or brochure that comes with it. Do not use this oral inhaler unless you thoroughly understand all the information and instructions. Ask your doctor or the pharmacist for further information.
This is usually prescribed once a day. Remember to use this oral drug at the same time each day. Make a dosing schedule so you will not miss your doses. Do not increase/decrease your Incruse Ellipta dosing or use this inhaler more frequently than prescribed. This product should not be used more than once per day.
Step-by-step Guide on using Incruse Ellipta:
- Open the inhalation pack by peeling the lid of the tray. Dispose of the desiccant that comes with it.
- Check if the counter reads “30”. Each time you use this inhaler, the number will count down by 1.
- Open the device by sliding the cover down, and you see the mouthpiece. When you hear or feel a click, it means that the oral inhaler is ready to use. Do not shake it.
- Hold the device away from you and exhale fully.
- Put the inhaler’s mouthpiece inside the mouth and seal your lips around it. Make sure that the air vent is not being blocked.
- Inhale deeply and steadily through the mouth. After, remove the mouthpiece from your mouth and hold your breath for not less than 4 secs.
- Exhale slowly and gently.
- Clean the device using dry tissue. Close the inhalation device by sliding the cover-up.
Incruse Ellipta Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Stuffy or runny nose
Severe Side Effects:
-Persistent sore throat
Note: This is not an exhaustive list of possible side effects. You must contact your doctor or a healthcare professional if any side effects persist or worsen.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not take this oral inhalation spray if you have an allergy to umeclidinium, milk proteins, or any inactive ingredients this inhalation powder may contain. Signs of serious allergic reactions are severe dizziness, skin rashes, swelling of the face and neck, hives, swollen lymph nodes, and trouble breathing. This must be considered a medical emergency. Immediately call for emergency help if this happens.
This prescription drug may be contraindicated for people with a history of closed-angle glaucoma, enlarged prostate, and genitourinary condition. Because of the possibility of drug interactions, it’s also a good idea to tell your doctor about all of the prescription and over-the-counter medications, supplements, and herbal items you’re using.
This oral medication should only be taken by pregnant or lactating mothers if absolutely necessary. All potential dangers should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What does Incruse Ellipta do for your lungs?
Incruse Ellipta inhaler (umeclidinium) can help open up the airways and make it easier for air to get in and out of your lungs. It addresses breathing symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Is Incruse Ellipta a steroid?
This oral inhalation is not a steroid. Instead, Incruse Ellipta is under the class of drugs called anticholinergics.
When is the best time to take Incruse Ellipta?
There is no definite time to use this inhaler. You may use it any time of the day, provided that you will follow a dosing schedule.
Is Advair and Incruse Ellipta the same?
These inhalers belong to different drug classes. Advair Diskus contains a combination of a corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist.
Is there a substitute for Incruse Ellipta?
Other medications used for the long-term treatment of COPD are Tudorza Pressair and Spiriva Handihaler. Note that you should not replace your medication without consulting your doctor.
What company makes Incruse Ellipta?
This oral inhalation is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). To know more about Incruse Ellipta, please refer to the information above.
How much does Incruse Ellipta cost?
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