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.
Do you still take Anoro Ellipta after you start feeling better?
Yes. Anoro Ellipta works as a preventative medicine, so it will only be effective for as long as you are using it. Unless you are told to stop using Anoro Ellipta by your doctor, continue its use or your symptoms might return. Your doctor will change your medicines as needed.
What time of the day should you take Anoro Ellipta?
Because the ingredients in Anoro Ellipta are effective for 24 hours, for it to work properly you only need to take it once a day, at the same time every day. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember but take no more than one puff per day. After that, revert back to taking your dose at your usual time.
Will you be able to still taste it or feel it in your mouth after inhalation?
You may not taste or feel the medicine, even when you are using the puffer correctly. It’s important not to take another dose from the puffer if you think it hasn’t worked.
Why does the dose counter start on 30?
The dose counter starts on 30 because it’s measuring the number of doses left in the puffer. Each Anoro Ellipta puffer contains 30 doses, which, because it’s used once each day, gives you a 30-day supply.
What if you miss a dose?
Do not take a second dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you do forget to take your daily dose of Anoro Ellipta, take your next dose the following day at the usual time.
Does Anoro Ellipta contain steroids?
No, Anoro Ellipta does not contain any steroids.
Find out more about COPD: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Asthma NZ COPD Assessment Test