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Umeclidinium Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to umeclidinium: inhalation powder

As well as its needed effects, umeclidinium may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking umeclidinium, check with your doctor immediately:

Less common:
  • Bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • cough or hoarseness
  • difficulty with breathing
  • fainting
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • fever or chills
  • loss of voice
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • sore throat
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known:
  • Blurred vision
  • decreased urination
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • eye pain or discomfort

Minor Side Effects

Some umeclidinium side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common:
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • body aches or pain
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • joint pain
  • nausea
  • rash
  • sensation of spinning
  • upper abdominal or stomach pain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to umeclidinium: inhalation powder

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Tachycardia, hypertension, sinus tachycardia (greater than or equal to 1%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Atrial fibrillation, idioventricular rhythm, supraventricular tachycardia, supraventricular extrasystoles[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Rash[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Upper abdominal pain, toothache, dyspepsia (greater or equal to 1%), diarrhea (greater or equal to 1%), nausea (greater or equal to 1%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Constipation, dry mouth[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection
Frequency not reported: Worsening of urinary retention[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, neck pain (greater or equal to 1%), pain in extremity (greater or equal to 1%)[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, sinus headache (greater or equal to 1%), dizziness (greater or equal to 1%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysgeusia[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Contusion, vertigo (greater or equal to 1%)[Ref]

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Depression (greater or equal to 1%)[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, viral respiratory tract infection, cough, sinusitis, pneumonia (greater than or equal to 1%), lower respiratory tract infection (greater than or equal to 1%), rhinitis (greater than or equal to 1%), oropharyngeal pain (greater than or equal to 1%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pharyngitis[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Worsening of narrow-angle glaucoma (eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema)[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

It is possible that some side effects of umeclidinium may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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