Umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol

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Umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol
Umeclidinium bromide and vilanterol.svg
Umeclidinium bromide (TOP), vilanterol (BOTTOM)
Combination of
Umeclidinium bromideMuscarinic antagonist
VilanterolUltra-long-acting β2 agonist
Names
Trade namesAnoro Ellipta, Laventair Ellipta
Clinical data
Pregnancy
category
  • AU: B3
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
Routes of
use
Inhalation (DPI)
External links
AHFS/Drugs.comProfessional Drug Facts
US NLMUmeclidinium bromide/vilanterol
Legal
License data
Legal status

Umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol, sold under the brand name Anoro Ellipta, among others, is a fixed-dose combination medication for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).[3][4] It is applied as an inhalation.

The most common side effects include upper respiratory tract infections (nose and throat infection), urinary tract infections (infection of the structures that carry urine), pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat), sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nose and throat), headache, cough, oropharyngeal pain (pain in the mouth and throat), constipation and dry mouth.[2]

Society and culture

Cost

The cost of 60 blisters of 62.5 mg umeclidinium/25 mcg vilanterol in this medication is $425 to $500 (USD) for one inhaler [5]

References

  1. "Anoro Ellipta 55 micrograms/22 micrograms inhalation powder, pre-dispensed - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)". (emc). 7 October 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Anoro Ellipta EPAR". European Medicines Agency (EMA). Retrieved 28 October 2020. Text was copied from this source which is © European Medicines Agency. Reproduction is authorized provided the source is acknowledged.
  3. Feldman GJ, Edin A (December 2013). "The combination of umeclidinium bromide and vilanterol in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: current evidence and future prospects". Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease. 7 (6): 311–9. doi:10.1177/1753465813499789. PMID 24004659. S2CID 5744282.
  4. "FDA Approves Umeclidinium and Vilanterol Combo for COPD". Medscape. December 18, 2013.
  5. "How much does Anoro Ellipta cost without insurance?". Drugs.com. Retrieved 9 April 2021.

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