Anoro Ellipta (Vilanterol Trifenatate / Umeclidinium Bromide)
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Vilanterol Trifenatate / Umeclidinium Bromide Information
(ue me'' kli din' ee um) and (vye lan' ter ol )In a large clinical study, more people who used an asthma medication similar to vilanterol experienced severe episodes of asthma that had to be treated in a hospital or caused death than patients who did not use the medication. Use of vilanterol inhalation may increase the risk of serious asthma problems or death in people who have asthma. Umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of asthma. There is not enough information to tell whether inhaling umeclidinium and vilanterol increases the risk of death in people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Talk to your doctor about the risks of using this medication.
- If you will be using a new inhaler for the first time, remove it from the box and the foil tray. Fill in the "Tray opened" and "Discard" blanks on the inhaler label with the date that you opened the tray and the date 6 weeks later when you must replace the inhaler.
- When you are ready to inhale your dose, slide the cover down to expose the mouthpiece until it clicks. If you open and close the inhaler without using your dose, you will waste the medication.
- The counter will count down by 1 each time you open the cover. If the counter does not count down, your inhaler will not provide the medicine. If your inhaler does not count down, call your pharmacist or doctor.
- Hold the inhaler away from your mouth and breathe out as far as you comfortably can. Do not breathe out into the mouthpiece.
- Put the mouthpiece between your lips, and close your lips firmly around it. Take a long, steady, deep breath in through your mouth. Do not breathe in through your nose. Be careful not to block the air vent with your fingers.
- Remove the inhaler from your mouth, and hold your breath for about 3 to 4 seconds or as long as you comfortably can. Breathe out slowly.
- You may or may not taste or feel the medicine released by the inhaler. Even if you do not, do not inhale another dose. If you are not sure you are getting your dose of umeclidinium and vilanterol, call your doctor or pharmacist.
- You may clean the mouthpiece with a dry tissue, if needed. Slide the cover up over the mouthpiece as far as it will go to close the inhaler.
Before using umeclidinium and vilanterol,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to umeclidinium, vilanterol, any other medications, milk protein, or any of the ingredients in umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antifungals such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and voriconazole (Vfend); antihistamines; atropine; beta-blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), and propranolol (Inderal); clarithromycin (Biaxin); conivaptan (Vaprisol); diuretics ('water pills'); HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir (Crixivan), lopinavir (in Kaletra), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir), and saquinavir (Invirase); other LABAs such as arformoterol (Brovana), formoterol (Foradil, in Symbicort), indacaterol (Arcapta), or salmeterol (in Advair, Serevent); other medications for COPD including aclidinium (Tudorza Pressair), ipratropium (Atrovent HFA), and tiotropium (Spiriva); medications for irritable bowel disease, motion sickness, Parkinson's disease, ulcers, or urinary problems; nefazodone (Serzone); telithromycin (Ketek); and troleandomycin (TAO). Also tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking the following medications or have stopped taking them during the past 2 weeks: antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), and trimipramine (Surmontil); and monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, including isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl), and tranylcypromine (Parnate). Many other medications may also interact with umeclidinium and vilanterol, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, seizures, thyroid problems, diabetes, glaucoma (an eye disease), prostate or bladder problems, or heart or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using umeclidinium and vilanterol, call your doctor.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using umeclidinium and vilanterol.
- shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
- runny nose, sore throat
- pain in your arms or legs
- muscle spasms
- neck pain
- swelling of the face, mouth, or tongue
- pounding, fast, or irregular heartbeat
- chest pain
- coughing, wheezing, or chest tightness that begins after you inhale umeclidinium and vilanterol
- eye pain, redness, or discomfort; blurred vision; seeing halos or bright colors around lights, sometimes along with nausea and vomiting
- difficulty urinating or urinating in a weak stream or drips
- frequent or painful urination
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