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Umeclidinium / vilanterol Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to umeclidinium / vilanterol: inhalation powder

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

Major Side Effects

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

Less common:
  • Body aches or pain
  • chest pain
  • congestion
  • cough
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • fever
  • headache
  • hoarseness
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness of the chest
  • trouble breathing
  • trouble swallowing
  • voice changes
Rare
  • Chest discomfort
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • nausea
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • sweating
  • vomiting

Minor Side Effects

Some umeclidinium / vilanterol 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:
  • Diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • muscle spasms
Rare
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • discharge or excessive tearing
  • dry mouth
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • lack or loss of strength
  • rash or itching skin
  • redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to umeclidinium / vilanterol: inhalation powder

General

The most common adverse reaction was nasopharyngitis (9%).[Ref]

Endocrine

Common (1% to 10%): Diabetes Mellitus[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Constipation, dry mouth, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, toothache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, vomiting[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection
Frequency not reported: Signs and symptoms of urinary retention (e.g., difficulty passing urine, painful urination)[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Pain in extremity, muscle spasms, neck pain, back pain, arthralgia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Musculoskeletal chest pain[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Postmarketing reports: Dysgeusia, tremor[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Vertigo
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthenia[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Pharyngitis, sinusitis, nasopharyngitis, lower respiratory tract infection, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, chest pain, pleuritic pain, viral respiratory tract infection, oropharyngeal pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Productive cough, chest discomfort
Frequency not reported: Paradoxical bronchospasm[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Atrial fibrillation, ventricular extrasystoles, supraventricular extrasystoles, myocardial infarction, rhythm idioventricular, tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia
Frequency not reported: Symptoms of increases in pulse rate, systolic or diastolic blood pressure
Postmarketing reports: Palpitations[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pruritus, rash[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Conjunctivitis
Frequency not reported: Worsening of narrow-angle glaucoma (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema)[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, angioedema, and urticaria

Psychiatric

Postmarketing reports: Anxiety

References

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

2. "Product Information. Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium-vilanterol)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

3. Kelleher DL, Mehta RS, Jean-Francois BM, et al. "Safety, tolerability, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of umeclidinium and vilanterol alone and in combination: a randomized crossover trial." PLoS One 7 (2012): e50716

It is possible that some side effects of umeclidinium / vilanterol 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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