I have moderate asthma and control it with Singulair (allergies & asthma), and Advair inhaled medication. My doctor recently prescribed me BREO instead of Advair and will soon be switching. I am wondering if anyone else has experiences A) with BREO B) with advair and/or BREO and if theyve ever switched between the two C) uses any of these medications for asthma (vs COPD).
From the top of the web site, mybreo.com--IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BREO ELLIPTA is only approved for use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BREO is NOT approved for use in asthma. People with asthma who take long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines, such as vilanterol (one of the medicines in BREO), have an increased risk of death from asthma problems. It is not known if LABA medicines increase the risk of death in people with COPD.
I have been on advair for 25 years. But still would occasionally have asthma attacks. One year ago my doctor switched me to breo- i notice improvement in my lung activity- after one year- i went back to advair( one month ago) and i am struggling- i will be going back to breo next month
I was on Breo 200, 1 puff in the morning. Though long-lasting, my peak flow next morning wasn't good. I switched to Breo 100, 1 puff morning and evening, improvement in peak flow. Side effect: hoarseness. Switched to Advair 250 1 puff x2. Switched to Advair 500 1 puff x2. Not so good. Now Breo 100 at night, Advair 500 am. Better sleep! I walk 4 - 5 hrs / week.
I don't know much about either medications but my Dad was on Advair for a long time for Asthma and COPD and it seemed to help him pretty well but his insurance didn't cover it so he switched to Breo and it wasn't working good for him and then 3 weeks later he died... I wouldn't use the Breo!
Yes I was prescribed Breo, I took it at night and started having muscle cramps right away. So I switched taking it doing the day, it did okay for a couple of day. Then the cramping came back. So I called doctor to let them know. So not sure what will be next or what it will do. I also take albuterol, and I have no problems at all.
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