What is COPD?
Did you know? COPD is an umbrella term which includes condition like emphysema, chronic bronchitis and sometimes severe asthma. At least 200,000 New Zealanders have COPD though most people have never heard of it.

Anoro is a once-daily treatment for people with emphysema or chronic bronchitis that can help you to breathe better.

Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are types of a wider condition called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD. Just a single puff, every day, can help you breathe easier.

ANORO is a combination of 2 medicines that work together to help you breathe better all day and night.

  • Anoro contains 2 medicines called bronchodilators that work together to relax smooth muscles around your airways and open air passages in your lungs, making it easier to breathe in and out.
    • One medicine (umeclidinium) blocks tightening of smooth muscles around your airways
    • One medicine (vilanterol) opens airways by relaxing muscles around the airways in your lungs

The result: opening the airways in your lungs to help you breathe easier.

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When should I talk to my doctor about my COPD?

If you are regularly using a puffer for your COPD and still experiencing any of the following:

  •   Wheezing
  •   Repetitive Cough
  •   Chest Tightness
  •   Shortness of Breath
  •   Phlegm / Mucus
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Ask your doctor if Anoro is right for you

It's always a good time to talk to your doctor

Talking to your doctor about your COPD and the puffer(s) you use is important to ensure you manage your symptoms well. Use these questions as a guide and ask your doctor if Anoro is right for you.

Questions to ask your doctor:

  1. I get breathless every day. Is that normal?
  2. How can I keep doing the activities that I enjoy (e.g gardening, going for walks)?
  3. What are some of the signs that my COPD could be getting worse?
  4. Am I using my puffer correctly?
  5. Would a once-daily puffer help my COPD?

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Don't use Anoro if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients contained in in Anoro. Like all medicines, Anoro Ellipta can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Common side effects, which may affect up to one in ten people, include sore throat with or without runny nose, cough, constipation, dry mouth, painful and frequent urination (which may be signs of a urinary tract infection), feeling of pressure or pain in the cheeks and forehead (which may be signs of inflammation of the sinuses called sinusitis), pain and irritation in the back of the mouth and throat, and infection of the upper airways. If you think you are having an allergic reaction to Anoro, stop using this medicine and tell your doctor immediately.

Any information provided on this website should be discussed with a health care professional (HCP) and does not replace a HCP’s advice.

Find out more about COPD: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Asthma NZ COPD Assessment Test