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User Reviews for Incruse Ellipta

Incruse Ellipta has an average rating of 2.9 out of 10 from a total of 28 ratings on Drugs.com. 13% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 78% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
COPD  
2.9
20 reviews 43 medications
COPD, Maintenance  
3.0
8 reviews 52 medications
Summary of Incruse Ellipta reviews 2.9 28 reviews

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Reviews for Incruse Ellipta

Hope · February 15, 2020

For COPD: “Incruse helped me breathe more than any other inhaler. But a couple of weeks after being on it, some food caught in my throat and (terrifyingly!) I coughed up blood. I hoped it was a one- off thing. But it happened again necessitating an endoscopy and then an examination from an ENT. Tests revealed nothing . It’s happened now six times. Then a couple of months ago the right side of my face went numb and swollen. Then I noticed white sores in my mouth and on my lips. Thrush. The doctor gave me antifungal drops that made it go and but it returned with a vengeance. It was a nightmare! I subsequently was prescribed a stronger antifungal - two lots - but it’s all returned. I always rinse my mouth thoroughly. I also gargle in salt and sterilize my toothbrushes. The next step is an even stronger antifungal that requires frequent liver tests - not ideal for someone with a lung/ liver disease like me. I feel like I’m living a nightmare in my quest to breathe.”

5 / 10
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tmf24556 · Taken for less than 1 month · May 2, 2016

For COPD: “My Medicare Advantage Company suggested I use this after they removed Spriva from their approved list on medications. I used it for a week and my emphysema worsened considerably. It worsened to the point that I couldn't walk 10 yards without stopping to get my breath. I called my pulmonary doctor to see if I could get an exception made to go back on Spirva.”

3 / 10
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Shiobhan · Taken for less than 1 month · July 16, 2018

For COPD: “I was forced to switch from Spiriva capsule to spiriva Respimat that I was doing very well on, with few side effects. Spiriva Respimat caused severe dizziness, anxiety and breathing problems. Then I was forced to try Incruse Ellipta and this one is even worse. Congestion, Severe breathing problems and extreme fatigue. I have gone from being active to spending most of my time in bed. I don't know what to do.”

1 / 10
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Lunadia · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 1, 2016

For COPD: “I began using Incruse Ellipta after my Medicare Advantage plan discontinued coverage for Spiriva, which I had used successfully for a couple of years. The biggest problem I encountered was the horrid, bitter taste of the Incruse. At first I thought perhaps I had received an outdated inhaler, but my first refill had the same awful taste. I developed thrush and had to be treated for that. After six weeks on the Incruse Ellipta, I and my Immunologist applied for and were granted an exception for me to return to using Spiriva.”

2 / 10
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Sickofcopd · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 18, 2018

For COPD, Maintenance: “I started on Incruse as a replacement for Spriva (which I was doing fine with) but Medicare would no longer pay for. I had a horrible experience with it. The mouth/tooth pain was unbearable, anxiety/ panic was intensified, heart palpitations worsened , throat pain, hoarseness and my breathing problems became so much worse. I took it for about 7 weeks, hoping all adverse affects would resolve itself. But it just became to unbearable. So I discontinued it and only using Advair discus for maintenance. It was a horrible drug for me.”

1 / 10
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Maddie · Taken for less than 1 month · April 19, 2018

For COPD: “I have been on this drug for two weeks and feel downright awful. I need to use my oxygen all the time, can barely walk to the kitchen from the living room without getting extremely weak, and constantly feel like I need to clear my throat. I was switched to Incruse when Medicare dropped Spiriva from its approved list. I want my Spiriva back!”

1 / 10
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BJ · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · December 21, 2019

For COPD: “Horrible muscle and joint pain, severe anxiety interfering even with my ability to do job interviews, severe stomach pain which took me to ER =gastritis. Do now I have a choice - use Incruse with my Breo so I can breath and work along with medications to counteract side effects example :atenolol for blood pressure and anxiety control, and tylenlol#3 for severe pain levels and muscle tightness, as well as pepcid AC 20mg twice daily and carafate between the pepcid for severe abdominal pain..or I can just quit Incruse and stay home sit in a chair not being able to breath.”

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Garbo · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · February 15, 2019

For COPD: “I was switched from Spiriva to Incruse after eight months of sore throat, dry cough, and generally feeling bad following surgery to replace aortic heart valve. I just had my yearly eye exam and have been referred to specialist for evaluation of wide angle glaucoma. These findings were not seen one year ago. This is listed on the drug insert as a possible side effect of Incruse. I likely will be taken off of Incruse.”

7 / 10
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diane · Taken for less than 1 month · May 1, 2018

For COPD: “I switched to this last week, from spiriva, due to a difference of $35, on my copay. I dislike it very much. I have had a sore throat since starting. I came down with a cold immediately. I get a horrible taste, and a burning sensation in my throat, when I take it, and gargling does not help my throat. The burning is still there. I expect to get thrush, and will be very unhappy.”

2 / 10
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Angry · Taken for less than 1 month · August 6, 2019

For COPD, Maintenance: “I quit this after suffering through two weeks of the worst of its listed side effects; this stuff is BAD. I couldn't function. What's the point of breathing if you can't live your life due to aches, pains, dizziness, the runs, you-name-it? Horrible poison.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · January 5, 2018

For COPD, Maintenance: “INCRUSE was prescribed as additional course of treatment, alternating schedule in conjunction with BREO use. Was difficult to tolerate after inhaling, often agitated breathing and caused shortness of breath instead. Discontinued use after less than one prescription dispenser.”

3 / 10
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flamingo333 · Taken for less than 1 month · March 15, 2019

For COPD, Maintenance: “After 2 weeks on drug, leg muscles became too weak to be able to support walking, having to use a cane now and having to hold on to furniture just to move around the house. Doctor said muscle weakness is not a known side effect but did not suggest what the problem could be or what to do, other than stop drug and see if symptoms resolve. Three weeks now off the drug and no change. Ultra sound done on legs showed nothing wrong and PET scan is also scheduled. I was fine until I started using this drug, other than breathing problems, which was the reason drug was prescribed. Mar 13, 2019, 11:12 AM (2 days ago)”

2 / 10
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JTP · Taken for less than 1 month · April 8, 2022

For COPD: “I’ve only taken this drug once and got so sick that I felt like I was going to die for the next 2 days. Immediately after taking it I got very dizzy and nauseous. Then I started getting weak legs, dry heaves and feeling overall very sick. I’ll never take it again.”

1 / 10
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Just startex · January 17, 2017

For COPD: “Just started inhaler today. I don't taste anything. And all inhalers can cause thrush its white spots back throat , dr said rinse & gargle with water after use , harmless and don't overuse any inhaler. Hope helps”

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no nickname · Taken for less than 1 month · January 15, 2018

For COPD, Maintenance: “Got the Incruse Ellipta due to my insurance stopped covering Spiriva. Used it once, funny taste and felt like I was having an asthma episode which stayed with me all day. I had to meet my deductible so paid over $300 for this inhaler. Will not use it again, will call my pulmonary Dr. tomorrow and see if I can get the Spiriva back.”

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Diane · April 30, 2018

For COPD, Maintenance: “Was prescribed Incurse along with the Breo. I like this medication, so far it is working for me, no shortness of breath or wheezing. I have more energy, I hope that I can continue to use these medications, I have a coupon for the incurse, and a free 30 day sample for the Breo. I will try to find a coupon for the Breo. I like this better than the Symbicort that my insurance stopped paying for. My insurance will help with the Breo, but not much.”

10 / 10
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Garry · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 15, 2019

For COPD, Maintenance: “I've been on Incruse for about 10 weeks and find it works great for my COPD. But it having what I call a 'viagra' effect and getting an erection several times a day. I am 70 years old and want to know if anyone else has the same problem.”

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Jme · Taken for less than 1 month · March 6, 2022

For COPD: “First couple days was excellent then all the sudden I couldn’t breathe good using my rescue inhaler 3-4 times a day, non stop coughing, lots of wheezing, anxiety. Seen my Dr he switched me to Breo but I’m scared of trying it after reading the reviews on that. Since getting COVID 7 months ago I’ve been on many different inhalers for the first time in my life for my lungs and none seem to work .”

1 / 10
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Gail · Taken for less than 1 month · August 6, 2021

For COPD: “I've never felt so ill in all my life, I've gone from working to being stuck in my flat, can't sleep, mucus that I never had before, breathing 10 times worse. I feel like I'm being tortured and nobody is listening. Had paramedic here the first time I used it because I couldn't breathe and two weeks later no change.”

1 / 10
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Horrible · Taken for 2 to 5 years · September 13, 2022

For COPD, Maintenance: “Trouble breathing, heart palpitations, less energy, fatigue, dizzy, cataracts and pain in right eye, what more would you need? Dr encouraged me to stay on it it will get better. It didn’t! So tired can barely get out of bed and been off this medicine 6 months had to take it over 3 years. I should have known it was this drug causing all this trouble I am a nurse”

1 / 10
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WildcatVet · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · June 29, 2020

For COPD: “I haven't had an exacerbation since I began using Incruse Ellipta and my breathing has improved 100%. I've had no side effects, reactions, or adverse events.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 11, 2018

For COPD: “I got pneumonia twice in my 7 months that I used this. And it took 2 months to recover each time. This was the only difference in routine. So, I'm done with it. Not for me, thanks.”

1 / 10
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Vinnie · Taken for less than 1 month · May 4, 2018

For COPD: “This medication did help my breathing problems however it gave me a sore throat and plugged up my sinuses. : (”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 25, 2017

For COPD: “Love this inhaler, after trying breo, dulera, Tudorza, spiriva, symbicort, and Adair, this one works the best for me”

10 / 10
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Deb Bee · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 8, 2018

For COPD: “This does not work.”

1 / 10
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