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Ellipta Inhaler

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Administration PIL Adult, Children

Ellipta Inhaler - What is it for

  • ​Ellipta is an inhaler device that helps deliver a specific amount of medication to your lungs.
  • It is used to deliver medications that are used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Both asthma and COPD affect the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe.
  • Ellipta delivers a very small dose of the medication each time, thus you usually do not feel or taste anything after a dose.
  • Hence, it is important to use the Ellipta correctly to get the full dosage and benefit from the medication.
  • This allows the medication to have a higher chance of reaching the small airways, which increases the effectiveness of the medication and helps reduce any side effects.

Ellipta Inhaler - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Ellipta Inhaler cause?

Before taking Ellipta Inhaler , what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Ellipta Inhaler ?

Ellipta Inhaler - Dosage and How to Use

How should Ellipta Inhaler be used?

  • ​Each Ellipta consists of a plastic device with blister strips containing a dry powdered medication. It is activated by breath. This means that when you inhale, the Ellipta automatically releases the medication.
​1​Hold the inhaler in one hand and slide down the cover with the other hand until you hear a click sound. You will also see that the number on the dose counter will reduce by one.
​2​Breathe out normally away from the Ellipta. Do not breathe into the Ellipta.
​3​Put the mouthpiece in your mouth and seal your lips around the mouthpiece. Do not block the air vent with your fingers or lips.
​4​Breathe in as steadily and deeply as you can until your lungs are full.
​5​Hold your breath for at least 5 seconds or for as long as you can.
​6​Remove the Ellipta from your mouth.
​7​Breathe out slowly and gently with your mouth.
​8​Clean the mouthpiece with a dry tissue before closing the cover.
​9If your Ellipta contains a steroid, please rinse your mouth with water after use to prevent oral fungal infection.
  • Wipe the outside of the mouthpiece regularly (once a week) with a dry tissue. Do not use water or liquids when you clean the mouthpiece.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Ellipta Inhaler - Handling

How should I handle Ellipta Inhaler safely?

  • ​Do not open and close the cover without inhaling the medication as you will lose the dose.
  • Do not blow into the Ellipta or immerse it into water.
  • Do not shake the inhaler.

Ellipta Inhaler - Storage

How should I store Ellipta Inhaler ?

;#Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

The Ellipta comes in an alumnium foil tray. Once the foil tray is opened, the expiry of Ellipta depends on the type of the Ellipta you are using: 

    • Relvar Ellipta: 1 month
    • Incruse Ellipta and Anoro Ellipta: 6 weeks

Check the dose counter and change the inhaler once the dose counter indicates zero doses.

How should I dispose of Ellipta Inhaler safely?

​Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.

Ellipta Inhaler - Additional Information

  • Updated on 10/31/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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