Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 3, 2019.
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- Umeclidinium Bromide
Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.
Aerosol Powder Breath Activated, Inhalation:
Incruse Ellipta: 62.5 mcg/inhalation (7 ea, 30 ea) [contains lactose monohydrate]
Brand Names: U.S.
- Incruse Ellipta
- Anticholinergic Agent
- Anticholinergic Agent, Long-Acting
Competitively and reversibly inhibits the action of acetylcholine at type 3 muscarinic (M3) receptors in bronchial smooth muscle causing bronchodilation.
Lung; minimum contribution from oral absorption.
Vd: 86 L (following IV administration)
Hepatic via CYP2D6 and is a substrate for the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) transporter.
Urine <1%; feces 92% (following oral administration)
Time to Peak
5 to 15 minutes
Use: Labeled Indications
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Maintenance treatment of patients with COPD.
Hypersensitivity to umeclidinium or any component of the formulation; severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins
COPD: Oral inhalation: Dry powder inhaler: One inhalation (62.5 mcg) once daily (maximum dose: 1 inhalation/day)
Refer to adult dosing.
Oral inhalation: Dry powder inhaler: For oral inhalation only; administer at the same time each day; there is no need to shake the inhaler. Remove inhaler from sealed pouch immediately prior to first use. Each time the cover of the inhaler is opened, a “click” should be heard and the counter will count down by 1 number; dose is ready to be inhaled. If the counter does not count down as the “click” is heard, the inhaler will not deliver the medicine. Only open inhaler cover when ready for administration; opening and closing the device without inhaling will result in a lost dose; do not close inhaler cover until dose has been inhaled. Refer to product labeling for additional administration instructions.
Store between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C); excursions are permitted between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C). Protect from moisture, heat or sunlight. Remove inhaler from tray immediately prior to initial use. Discard inhaler 6 weeks after opening the foil tray or after the labeled number of inhalations have reached zero, whichever comes first.
Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors: May diminish the therapeutic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Anticholinergic Agents may diminish the therapeutic effect of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors. Monitor therapy
Aclidinium: May enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Avoid combination
Amantadine: May enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Monitor therapy
Anticholinergic Agents: Umeclidinium may enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Avoid combination
Botulinum Toxin-Containing Products: May enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Monitor therapy
Cannabinoid-Containing Products: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the tachycardic effect of Cannabinoid-Containing Products. Exceptions: Cannabidiol. Monitor therapy
Chloral Betaine: May enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Monitor therapy
Cimetropium: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the anticholinergic effect of Cimetropium. Avoid combination
Eluxadoline: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the constipating effect of Eluxadoline. Avoid combination
Gastrointestinal Agents (Prokinetic): Anticholinergic Agents may diminish the therapeutic effect of Gastrointestinal Agents (Prokinetic). Monitor therapy
Glucagon: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Glucagon. Specifically, the risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects may be increased. Monitor therapy
Glycopyrrolate (Oral Inhalation): Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the anticholinergic effect of Glycopyrrolate (Oral Inhalation). Avoid combination
Glycopyrronium (Topical): May enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Avoid combination
Ipratropium (Oral Inhalation): May enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Avoid combination
Itopride: Anticholinergic Agents may diminish the therapeutic effect of Itopride. Monitor therapy
Levosulpiride: Anticholinergic Agents may diminish the therapeutic effect of Levosulpiride. Avoid combination
Loxapine: Agents to Treat Airway Disease may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Loxapine. More specifically, the use of Agents to Treat Airway Disease is likely a marker of patients who are likely at a greater risk for experiencing significant bronchospasm from use of inhaled loxapine. Management: This is specific to the Adasuve brand of loxapine, which is an inhaled formulation. This does not apply to non-inhaled formulations of loxapine. Avoid combination
Mianserin: May enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Monitor therapy
Mirabegron: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Mirabegron. Monitor therapy
Nitroglycerin: Anticholinergic Agents may decrease the absorption of Nitroglycerin. Specifically, anticholinergic agents may decrease the dissolution of sublingual nitroglycerin tablets, possibly impairing or slowing nitroglycerin absorption. Monitor therapy
Opioid Agonists: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Opioid Agonists. Specifically, the risk for constipation and urinary retention may be increased with this combination. Monitor therapy
Oxatomide: May enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. Avoid combination
Potassium Chloride: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the ulcerogenic effect of Potassium Chloride. Management: Patients on drugs with substantial anticholinergic effects should avoid using any solid oral dosage form of potassium chloride. Avoid combination
Potassium Citrate: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the ulcerogenic effect of Potassium Citrate. Avoid combination
Pramlintide: May enhance the anticholinergic effect of Anticholinergic Agents. These effects are specific to the GI tract. Consider therapy modification
Ramosetron: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the constipating effect of Ramosetron. Monitor therapy
Revefenacin: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the anticholinergic effect of Revefenacin. Avoid combination
Secretin: Anticholinergic Agents may diminish the therapeutic effect of Secretin. Management: Avoid concomitant use of anticholinergic agents and secretin. Discontinue anticholinergic agents at least 5 half-lives prior to administration of secretin. Consider therapy modification
Thiazide and Thiazide-Like Diuretics: Anticholinergic Agents may increase the serum concentration of Thiazide and Thiazide-Like Diuretics. Monitor therapy
Tiotropium: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the anticholinergic effect of Tiotropium. Avoid combination
Topiramate: Anticholinergic Agents may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Topiramate. Monitor therapy
1% to 10%:
Cardiovascular: Tachycardia (1%)
Gastrointestinal: Toothache (1%), upper abdominal pain (1%)
Hematologic & oncologic: Bruise (1%)
Neuromuscular & skeletal: Arthralgia (2%), myalgia (1%)
Respiratory: Nasopharyngitis (8%), upper respiratory tract infection (5%), cough (3%), pharyngitis (1%), viral upper respiratory tract infection (1%)
<1%, postmarketing, and/or case reports: Anaphylaxis, atrial fibrillation, blurred vision, dysgeusia, dysuria, eye pain, glaucoma, hypersensitivity reaction, urinary retention
Concerns related to adverse effects:
• Bronchospasm: Paradoxical bronchospasm that may be life-threatening may occur with use of inhaled agents; this should be distinguished from inadequate response. If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, discontinue use and institute alternative therapy.
• Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, angioedema, pruritus, rash, and urticaria may occur; discontinue immediately if signs/symptoms of a hypersensitivity reaction occur.
• Glaucoma: Use with caution in patients with narrow angle glaucoma; may increase intraocular pressure.
• Urinary retention: Use with caution in patients with urinary retention. Monitor for signs and symptoms of urinary retention, especially in patients with prostatic hyperplasia or bladder-neck obstruction.
Concurrent drug therapy issues:
• Drug-drug interactions: Potentially significant interactions may exist, requiring dose or frequency adjustment, additional monitoring, and/or selection of alternative therapy. Consult drug interactions database for more detailed information.
Dosage form specific issues:
• Lactose: Powder for oral inhalation may contain lactose; use is contraindicated in patients with severe milk protein allergy.
• Appropriate use: Not indicated for the initial (rescue) treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm or with acutely deteriorating or potentially life-threatening COPD; after initiation of therapy, patients should use short-acting bronchodilators only on an as needed basis for acute symptoms.
FEV1, peak flow, and/or other pulmonary function tests; signs/symptoms of glaucoma; hypersensitivity reactions; urinary retention
Adverse events were not observed in animal reproduction studies. Systemic absorption following oral inhalation in negligible.
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This drug is not to be used to treat intense flare-ups of shortness of breath. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with the doctor.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
• Common cold symptoms
• Muscle pain
• Joint pain
• Abdominal pain
• Change in taste
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• Skin discoloration
• Chest pain
• Fast heartbeat
• Abnormal heartbeat
• Vision changes
• Eye pain
• Severe eye irritation
• Seeing halos around lights
• Eye redness
• Unable to pass urine
• Change in amount of urine passed
• Painful urination
• Difficulty breathing
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
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- Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators
Other brands: Incruse Ellipta