How Effective is Incruse Ellipta & What are its Side Effects?

Incruse ellipta or umeclidinium is not to be considered as a rescue medicine. Incruse ellipta or umeclidinium is not fast enough to treat bronchospasm attack. At times of such attack, you must use fast acting inhalation.

How Effective is Incruse Ellipta?

How Effective is Incruse Ellipta?

Incruse ellipta or umeclidinium is used to effectively relax muscles. Incruse ellipta is an anticholinergic which effectively helps to relax muscles in the airways to better breathing.

Incruse ellipta or umeclidinium is to effectively prevent bronchospasm or airflow obstructions in people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

You are allergic to incruse ellipta or umeclidinium or any forms of milk proteins do not take this medicine.

It is important to tell your doctor if you experience any of these following conditions to make incruse ellipta or umeclidinium work for you:

  • Heart disease
  • Narrow angle glaucoma
  • Urination problems or bladder obstruction
  • Enlarged prostate.

US Food and Administration Pregnancy Category C

It is unsure if incruse ellipta or umeclidinium can cause any difficulty or problems for unborn child. Therefore inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

It is unsure if incruse ellipta or umeclidinium can pass through breast milk to the baby. Therefore, inform your doctor if your breast feeding a baby.

Incruse ellipta or umeclidinium is not to be given to anyone who is below 18 years of age.

How to Take Incruse Ellipta?

Incruse ellipta or umeclidinium is available in the form of a powder that is available with an inhaler device. This is also preloaded with blister packs which contain dosages measured for the intake. Every time the inhaler is used the device opens and loads the medicine. You should also read and follow the guidelines provided on the inhaler.

Usually doctors will prescribe only 1 dosage of inhalation per day. You must use incruse ellipta or umeclidinium at the same time every day and not more than one time in 24 hours.

Incruse ellipta or umeclidinium is to give a rescue or instant cure medicine. Therefore it won’t work quick enough to cure a bronchospasm attack. Therefore it is necessary to use a very fast acting inhaler at the time of such attacks. Also, inform your doctor if any of the other medicines you are taking does not seem like working or helping control the condition

Do not stop using incruse ellipta or umeclidinium all of a sudden as it might only worsen your condition.

If your breathing problems do not get better or you experience worsen symptoms it is important to get quick medical attention.

Do not dismantle or try to clean the incruse ellipta or umeclidinium inhaler. Also make sure you get your prescriptions refilled before you run out of stock. Also with every refill time get a new incruse ellipta or umeclidinium inhaler as well.

Each inhaler can be used only for 6 months after it is taken off its pouch. Also the inhaler if its indicator shows zero when it is full.

What is the Recommended Dosage of Incruse Ellipta?

To Treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Usual Dosage for Adults

One time incruse ellipta or umeclidinium inhalation every day orally – 62.5 mcg

Maximum dosage is 1 inhalation for over 24 hours

Incruse ellipta or umeclidinium is to treat all the obstructions of airflow in people suffering from COPD that also includes emphysema or bronchitis.

What are the Side Effects of Incruse Ellipta?

If you experience any allergic reaction or side effects of incruse ellipta or umeclidinium, get immediate medical help. In most cases, these allergic reaction and symptoms are:

  • Difficult urination or painful urination
  • Tunnel vision, seeing halos around lights, blurred vision, eye pain
  • Little or no urinating
  • Breathing problems post intake of medicine, chocking or wheezing.

Other common side effects of incruse ellipta or umeclidinium are:

  • Joint pain
  • Sinus pain, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing
  • Cough is a side effect of incruse ellipta or umeclidinium.

Other Drugs That Can Affect the Usage of Incruse Ellipta

Taking incruse ellipta or umeclidinium with other medicines can make you feel tired and sleepy or even can worse your current situation. Therefore, consult your doctor and get his advice in taking any medicines such as narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pill, medicine for anxiety, medicine for seizures, medicine for depression, muscle relaxer.

It is important to tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and also those you start or stop during this course of treatment taking incruse ellipta or umeclidinium, mainly:

  • Parkinson’s disease medicine
  • Atropine
  • Urinary or bladder medicines – tolterodine, fesoterodine, solidernacin, oxybutynin, darifenacin
  • Allergy or cold medicine containing antihistamine such as Benadryl and others
  • Medicines to treat stomach ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcer, excess stomach acid
  • Treatment for bronchodialtors – ipratropium, aclidnium, tiotropium.
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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:June 10, 2019

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