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Anoro Ellipta dosage: A detailed guide

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Doctors prescribe Anoro Ellipta for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. You inhale it by mouth once per day.
Medically reviewed by Paul Hetrick, PharmD
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This article describes Anoro Ellipta’s dosage and strength and gives details on how to take it. You’ll also find information on cost savings and coupon options for Anoro Ellipta. If you want to learn more about Anoro Ellipta, see this overview article. It covers details about the drug’s uses and side effects, ways to save on cost, and more.

Anoro Ellipta is a brand-name medication that comes as an oral inhaler. It isn’t available in a generic version.

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Form and strength of Anoro Ellipta

Anoro Ellipta comes as follows:

  • Form: oral inhaler
  • Strength: 62.5 micrograms (mcg) of umeclidinium and 25 mcg of vilanterol per inhalation

Dosage of Anoro Ellipta

This article describes the recommended dosage for Anoro Ellipta. The drugmaker provides these dosages.

If your doctor prescribes this medication, you should follow the dosage they prescribe. Your doctor will determine the dosage that best meets your needs. Do not change your dosage of Anoro Ellipta without your doctor’s recommendation.

Usual recommended dosage of Anoro Ellipta in adults

Anoro Ellipta is prescribed to treat COPD in adults. The dosage for this use is as follows.

  • Dose: 1 inhalation (62.5 mcg umeclidinium and 25 mcg vilanterol)
  • Frequency: once per day

If you have questions about using your Anoro inhaler, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. You can also view the manufacturer’s step-by-step instructions on how to use Anoro Ellipta.

Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Anoro Ellipta and its dosage.

How long does it take Anoro to start working?

Anoro Ellipta begins working once you take your first dose. But based on how Anoro Ellipta works, you’re unlikely to feel the medication working after you take a dose.

Anoro Ellipta works to relax muscles around your airways over time. This helps improve COPD symptoms, like coughing and wheezing, and helps make breathing easier. It also helps lower your risk of a COPD flare-up (sudden worsening of symptoms). Anoro Ellipta works best when taken long term every day as directed by your healthcare professional.

Anoro Ellipta should not be used as a rescue inhaler to treat sudden breathing problems. If you experience symptoms of bronchospasm (tightening of muscles in your airways) or other sudden breathing problems, do not use Anoro Ellipta as a treatment. Instead, follow your doctor’s instructions for using your rescue inhaler (such as albuterol).

Is there a best time to take Anoro Ellipta?

No, there’s no one best time of day to take Anoro Ellipta. But try to take your Anoro Ellipta dose at the same time each day. Taking the medication at the same time each day can help keep a steady level of it in your system, help the medication treat your COPD symptoms, and help you avoid missing a dose.

Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have more questions about when you should take your Anoro Ellipta dose each day.

What happens if you stop taking Anoro Ellipta?

You’re unlikely to experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Anoro Ellipta. Withdrawal symptoms refer to symptoms that begin when you stop taking a medication your body has become dependent on.

If you stop taking Anoro Ellipta, you may not experience a sudden worsening of your COPD symptoms. But you may notice them getting worse over time. Anoro Ellipta works long term to prevent COPD symptoms from worsening.

It’s a good idea to talk with your doctor if you’re interested in stopping treatment with Anoro Ellipta. Your doctor can review other treatments for COPD that can help manage your symptoms and stop your condition from worsening over time.

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Overdose of Anoro Ellipta

It’s important that you do not take more Anoro Ellipta than your doctor prescribes. Doing so can lead to harmful effects.

Symptoms of Anoro Ellipta overdose

Symptoms of an overdose can include:

What to do if you take too much Anoro Ellipta

If you think you’ve taken too much Anoro Ellipta, call your doctor or pharmacist right away. Or you could call 800-222-1222 to speak with someone at America’s Poison Centers. You can also use its online resource. If you have severe symptoms, call 911 or a local emergency number immediately. You can also go to the closest emergency room.

Disclaimer: Optum Perks has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.

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