Generic Name: umeclidinium (ue ME kli DIN ee um)
Brand Names: Incruse Ellipta
Medically reviewed by P. Thornton, DipPharm Last updated on Jun 24, 2019.
What is Incruse Ellipta?
Incruse Ellipta is used to prevent airflow obstruction or bronchospasm in people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Incruse Ellipta may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Incruse Ellipta is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat a bronchospasm attack. Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an attack.
Seek medical attention if your breathing problems do not improve, or if your symptoms get worse quickly.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Incruse Ellipta if you are allergic to umeclidinium or milk proteins.
Incruse Ellipta is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.
How should I use Incruse Ellipta?
Take Incruse Ellipta exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
Incruse Ellipta is a powder that comes with a special inhaler device preloaded with blister packs containing measured doses of the medicine. The device opens and loads a blister of Incruse Ellipta each time you use the inhaler. Follow the patient instructions provided with the inhaler device.
The usual dose is 1 inhalation per day. Use the medicine at the same time each day, and not more than once in a 24-hour period.
Incruse Ellipta is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat a bronchospasm attack. Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an attack. Tell your doctor if any of your medicines seem to stop working as well in controlling your COPD.
Do not stop using Incruse Ellipta without your doctor's advice, even if you feel fine.
Do not try to clean or take apart the inhaler device. Always use the new inhaler device provided with your refill.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the inhaler device in the sealed foil tray until ready to start using it.
Throw the inhaler device away 6 weeks after you have taken it out of the foil pouch, or if the dose indicator shows a zero, whichever comes first.
Incruse Ellipta dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- Maintenance:
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time. Do not use more than 1 inhalation in a single day.
Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using Incruse Ellipta?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Incruse Ellipta side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Incruse Ellipta: hives, rash, severe itching; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using this medicine;
very little urine or a weak stream of urine;
painful or difficult urination; or
urinating more often.
Common Incruse Ellipta side effects may include:
stuffy or runny nose, sinus pain, sneezing;
fast or irregular heartbeats;
sore throat, cough;
bruising or skin discoloration;
mouth pain, tooth pain;
stomach pain; or
altered sense of taste.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Incruse Ellipta?
Using Incruse Ellipta with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:
medicine to treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, or mental illness;
cold or allergy medicine (Benadryl and others);
medicine to treat Parkinson's disease;
medicine to treat overactive bladder; or
other bronchodilator asthma medications.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with umeclidinium, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Incruse Ellipta only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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