Breo Ellipta Dosage
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 26, 2021.
Generic name: FLUTICASONE FUROATE 100ug, VILANTEROL TRIFENATATE 25ug
Dosage form: inhalation powder
BREO ELLIPTA should be administered as 1 inhalation once daily by the orally inhaled route only.
BREO ELLIPTA should be used at the same time every day. Do not use BREO ELLIPTA more than 1 time every 24 hours.
After inhalation, the patient should rinse his/her mouth with water without swallowing to help reduce the risk of oropharyngeal candidiasis.
More frequent administration or a greater number of inhalations (more than 1 inhalation daily) of the prescribed strength of BREO ELLIPTA is not recommended as some patients are more likely to experience adverse effects with higher doses. Patients using BREO ELLIPTA should not use additional LABA for any reason. [See Warnings and Precautions (5.3, 5.5, 5.8, 5.12).]
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
BREO ELLIPTA 100/25 should be administered as 1 inhalation once daily. The maximum recommended dosage is 1 inhalation of BREO ELLIPTA 100/25 once daily, the only strength indicated for the treatment of COPD.
If shortness of breath occurs in the period between doses, an inhaled, short-acting beta2-agonist (rescue medicine, e.g., albuterol) should be taken for immediate relief.
The recommended starting dosage is BREO ELLIPTA 100/25 or BREO ELLIPTA 200/25 administered as 1 inhalation once daily.
When choosing the starting dosage strength of BREO ELLIPTA, consider the patients’ disease severity, based on their previous asthma therapy, including the ICS dosage, as well as the patients’ current control of asthma symptoms and risk of future exacerbation.
The maximum recommended dosage is 1 inhalation of BREO ELLIPTA 200/25 once daily.
The median time to onset, defined as a 100-mL increase from baseline in mean forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), was approximately 15 minutes after beginning treatment. Individual patients will experience a variable time to onset and degree of symptom relief.
For patients who do not respond adequately to BREO ELLIPTA 100/25, increasing the dose to BREO ELLIPTA 200/25 may provide additional improvement in asthma control.
If asthma symptoms arise in the period between doses, an inhaled, short-acting beta2-agonist (rescue medicine, e.g., albuterol) should be taken for immediate relief.
If a previously effective dosage regimen of BREO ELLIPTA fails to provide adequate improvement in asthma control, the therapeutic regimen should be reevaluated and additional therapeutic options (e.g., replacing the current strength of BREO ELLIPTA with a higher strength, adding additional ICS, initiating oral corticosteroids) should be considered.
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