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Do you have to rinse your mouth after using Anoro Ellipta?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD Last updated on Apr 2, 2020.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

Anoro Ellipta is used once-daily to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over the long-term. Anoro combines two inhaled COPD bronchodilator agents, umeclidinium bromide, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist and vilanterol, a long-acting beta2-agonist. Anoro, from GlaxoSmithKline, is administered using the Ellipta inhaler.

The product label does not state that you rinse your mouth after using Anoro, because Anoro does not contain a corticosteroid medicine. You should rinse your mouth after you inhale a corticosteroid (such as fluticasone) to help prevent mouth or throat fungal infections like thrush, but this is not a concern with Anoro. You may experience a mild sore throat when using Anoro.

This medication works by work by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing and to reduce the number of flare-ups (the worsening of your COPD symptoms). Anoro Ellipta is for use only in people with COPD and should not be used to treat asthma or as a rescue (quick-acting) inhaler such as albuterol.

References
  • Anoro Ellipta. [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC. GlaxoSmithKline. May 2019. Accessed April 2, 2020. https://www.gsksource.com/pharma/content/dam/GlaxoSmithKline/US/en/Prescribing_Information/Anoro_Ellipta/pdf/ANORO-ELLIPTA-PI-PIL-IFU.PDF

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