Anoro Ellipta is a breath of fresh air for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).1 Anoro is a combination of two medicines called umeclidinium and vilanterol, and Ellipta is the easy to use device that allows both medicines be inhaled at the same time.1 The medicines work to relax the airway muscles, helping to open the airways and let more air come in and out of the lungs.1,2
Anoro Ellipta is for adults with COPD. It's used as a once daily treatment for the long-term relief of COPD symptoms, such as breathlessness.1 Anoro Ellipta is particularly helpful for people with COPD who run out of breath easily or become puffed while doing everyday activities.2
Anoro Ellipta is a dry powder inhaler. This is different to a metered dose inhaler, or 'puffer' which uses a chemical propellant to push the medication out of the inhaler. Anoro Ellipta needs to be inhaled to ensure the medicine reaches your lungs. Anoro Ellipta does not contain propellants - just your medication. Follow these three very simple steps to help you breathe better with Anoro Ellipta:1
Open the cover of the inhaler by sliding the cover down to expose the mouthpiece until you hear a click. The counter will count down by one number.
After clicking open, breathe out as far as is comfortable, away from the device.
Put the mouthpiece firmly between your lips and take one long steady breath in through your mouth.
Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for about 3 to 4 seconds, or for as long as you can. Breathe out slowly and gently away from the inhaler. Be careful not to cover the vent with your fingers when inhaling.
Close the inhaler by sliding the cover up and over the mouthpiece as far as it will go.