Breo Ellipta (fluticasone/vilanterol) is used to treat COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Breo Ellipta is slightly less popular than other beta agonist/corticosteroid combinations. There are currently no generic alternatives to Breo Ellipta.
Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Breo Ellipta is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Breo Ellipta Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checkups. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better. Do not use this medicine more than once every 24 hours.
NEVER use this medicine for an acute asthma or COPD attack. You should use your short-acting rescue inhalers for this purpose. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away.
If you are going to have surgery tell your doctor or health care professional that you are using this medicine. Try not to come in contact with people with the chicken pox or measles. If you do, call your doctor.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Body aches or pain
difficulty with breathing
loss of voice
stuffy or runny nose
unusual tiredness or weakness
Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
general feeling of discomfort or illness
joint or muscle pain
loss of appetite
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
tightness of the chest
tingling of the hands or feet
unusual weight gain or loss
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
Arm, back, or jaw pain
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
fruit-like breath odor
increased hunger or thirst
loss of appetite
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
rapid, deep breathing
shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
stomach cramp or pain
unexplained weight loss
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Creamy white, curd-like patches in the mouth or throat
difficulty with moving
pain when eating or swallowing
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.