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Relvar Ellipta

Relvar Ellipta is an assisting medication prescribed to patients over 12 years who experience recurring episodes of Asthmatic breathlessness. Being a preventer inhaler, it is a combination-medicine that optimally works in cases where the symptoms fail to diminish despite other treatments.
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Relvar Ellipta

Relvar Ellipta is an assisting medication prescribed to patients over 12 years who experience recurring episodes of Asthmatic breathlessness. Being a preventer inhaler, it is a combination-medicine that optimally works in cases where the symptoms fail to diminish despite other treatments.


Relvar Ellipta is an effective treatment for severe asthma and COPD. Relvar Ellipta has a combination of corticosteroid and bronchodilator ingredients. Together, they help reduce the inflammation and irritation in the airways to the lungs and allow the patient to breathe more freely.

Relvar Ellipta is usually prescribed to people who don't find relief even after using a regular corticosteroid inhaler (preventive remedy) and a reliever inhaler (e.g. salbutamol). When used regularly every day, even when you don't have symptoms, Relvar Ellipta can help control severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders (COPD) such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.  

This medication is effective even for people who experience repeated breathlessness attacks, despite bronchodilators and corticosteroid inhalers.  

Relvar Ellipta is an effective medication for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders (COPD). This medication contains two active ingredients, namely, fluticasone (corticosteroid) and vilanterol. Corticosteroids are naturally occurring chemicals that help in reducing inflammation in the lungs. Fluticasone is a synthetic version of corticosteroid hormones to induce the same effect. The other ingredient, vilanterol, is a long-acting beta 2 agonist that helps relax muscles in your lungs and airways, allowing you to breathe freely.  

Relvar Ellipta inhaler is prescribed to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders (COPD). There are various benefits of using Relvar ElliptaSome of them are listed below:

  • Relvar Ellipta helps to clear the lungs' airways and allows you to breathe more easily in Asthma and COPD.
  • Relvar Ellipta contains two effective ingredients for the treatment of Asthma and COPD.
  • This medication is also effective when other asthma medicines containing corticosteroids and short-acting beta 2 agonists have proven ineffective.
  • Relvar Ellipta is also helpful to people suffering from repeated flare-ups of COPD conditions, despite regular treatment. 
  • The effect of this medication lasts for up to twenty-four hours.

Breathing disorders like asthma and COPD can be debilitating and may hinder your day-to-day tasks. Attacks of pain or breathlessness can be uncomfortable and worrying as well. Regular use of Relvar Ellipta can help you live a worry-free life and go through your daily work without hindrance.

The Relvar Ellipta inhaler is a prescription-only medication in the UK. Relvar Ellipta is available in two strengths of the ingredients Fluticasone Furoate and vilanterol, namely – 92/22 micrograms and 184/22 micrograms. Our clinician will help you understand the proper dosage for your condition. It is advisable to follow the dosage as prescribed. Here's what you should know about the recommended  Relvar Ellipta dose:

  • For asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) – one inhalation once a day. The effect of one dose usually lasts for twenty-four hours.
  • For severe cases of Asthma – Your doctor may advise the higher (184/22 micrograms) strength to be taken as one Relvar inhalation per day. The higher-strength inhaler should only be prescribed to patients with severe asthma and not to COPD patients.
  • Dosage Counter Keep an eye on the dose counter given on the inhaler and consult your doctor about your condition when a low number of doses are left. They will tell you if you need to continue with the same medication or need to change it.
  • If you forget In case you forget your dose of Relvar Ellipta, take it as soon as you remember. Unless it is almost time for the next dose – in that case, skip the missed dose and move straight on to the next one. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

Use your Relvar Ellipta inhaler precisely as directed by our clinicianAs this is a prescription medication, your doctor or our clinician will guide you about the correct procedure to use your Relvar Ellipta inhaler. It is also good to read the patient information leaflet provided in the pack. Here is the recommended method for using Relvar Ellipta inhaler:

  • Take your prescribed dose of Relvar Ellipta every day irrespective of your symptoms. Regular doses of this medication help make your asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) manageable for a long time.  
  • Relvar Ellipta is not a rescue inhaler, and it should not be used to prevent or relieve a sudden attack. Ask your doctor for a quick-relief inhaler to help with your flare-ups. 
  • Open the Relvar Ellipta inhaler only when you are ready to take a dose. If you open and close the inhaler without inhaling the medicine, you will lose the dose. 
  • Do not shake the inhaler. Open the lid and slide it downwards until you hear a 'click' sound. The dose counter will indicate the use of one dose when you do so.
  • Before inhaling the medicine, breathe out as far as comfortable. Do not breathe into the inhaler.
  • Place the mouthpiece between your lips and firmly close your lips around the inhaler.
  • Breathe in as deeply as you can. Hold your breath for 3-4 seconds after inhaling the medicine.
  • Breathe out slowly and gently.
  • Replace the mouthpiece cover and rinse your mouth. 

Relvar Ellipta is a medicine that can effectively treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). However, if you have any of the below-listed conditions, you may need to use Relvar Ellipta with caution. Discuss your existing medical conditions and ongoing treatments, if any, with your doctor before you begin using this medication. Here are some conditions wherein Relvar Ellipta should be used with caution

  • If you have a liver disease 
  • If you have high blood pressure or heart problems such as irregular heartbeat or palpitations
  • If you have an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
  • If you have tuberculosis (TB) of the lung, chickenpox, measles, or any other long-standing or untreated infection
  • If you have a history of diabetes
  • If you have low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia)
  • If you have or have had a fungal or viral infection in the lung airways. 
  • If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Relvar Ellipta is a reliable medicine to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), but it may not be suitable for everyone. Here are some scenarios wherein Relvar Ellipta is not recommended:

  • If you are allergic to lactose or milk protein 
  • If you are allergic to Fluticasone Furoate, vilanterol, or magnesium stearate. 
  • If you require an inhaler for quick relief during an asthma attack, Relvar Ellipta is not the proper medication for you. 
  • If you are a child below the age of 12 years. 

Just like any other medication, Relvar Ellipta has also been observed to cause some side effects in a few cases. The occurrence of side effects resulting from the Relvar Ellipta inhaler is rare. Usually, the Relvar side effects are mild and disappear as your body gets used to the medication. Here is a list of the common side effects of Relvar Ellipta:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Skin rash (hives) or redness
  • Swelling of the face or mouth (angioedema)
  • Wheezing, coughing or having difficulty in breathing
  • Suddenly feeling weak or lightheaded
  • If your breathing problems or wheezing worsen using Relvar Ellipta, stop the medication immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Pneumonia Symptoms (Could be a sign of a lung infection)
  • Fever or chills
  • Increased sputum production, change in sputum colour
  • Increased cough or breathing difficulties
  • Headache
  • Cough, Common Cold, influenza
  • Fungal infection in the mouth
  • Bronchitis
  • Voice disorders
  • Infection of the nose, sinuses or throat
  • Itchy, runny or blocked nose
  • Pain or irritation in the back of the mouth and throat
  • Back pain / Joint pain
  • Weakness in the bones
  • Stomachache 

If you have been prescribed Relvar Ellipta, take the following precautions when taking the medication:

Note: Please do not use the inhaler lying down. Use it only in a sitting or standing position. 

  • Do not use other corticosteroids alongside Relvar Ellipta without consulting your doctor or pharmacist 
  • Follow the directions for use as given by your doctor or as given on the patient information leaflet. 
  • Discuss your existing medical conditions and ongoing treatments with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Relvar Ellipta. 
  • Discuss any medications that you may be taking for any other ailment with our clinician, do this even if you are taking any herbal or over-the-counter medicines. 

Relvar Ellipta may interact with other medicines you are taking to reduce that medication's effect and vice versa. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the below medicines:

  • Any other medicines containing corticosteroids 
  • Beta-blockers such as atenolol, propranolol or timolol
  • Medicines in the same group as Vilanterol
  • Azole antifungals ketoconazole, itraconazole or voriconazole
  • Macrolide antibiotics such as clarithromycin or telithromycin
  • Cobicistat
  • Protease inhibitors for HIV infection such as ritonavir
  • Telaprevir. 

You can buy Relvar Ellipta safely in the UK from MedsNow, an online pharmacy. Check our website for the Relvar Ellipta price and other details. Place the order for the medication from the convenience of your home. Relvar Ellipta is a prescription-only medication. You can also take an online consultation with our doctors or pharmacists before buying the drug. The medication is delivered to your doorstep. 

Store Relvar Ellipta in a cool, dry place away from direct light sources, preferably below 30 degrees Celsius. Keep all medicines out of sight and reach of children. Do not use the medication if the expiry date is past and find a safe way to dispose of the expired medicine.

  1. Is Relvar Ellipta A Steroid?

    Relvar Ellipta inhaler contains a corticosteroid ingredient known as Fluticasone Furoate. This ingredient helps in reducing any swelling or irritation in your airways.
  2. How Quickly Does Relvar Work?

    After one dose of the Relvar Ellipta inhaler, people usually experience relief within fifteen minutes. The effects of this medication last for twenty-four hours.
  3. Is Relvar Ellipta For Severe Asthma?

    Yes. Relvar Ellipta may be prescribed to those who have severe asthma. It is not recommended for patients who are suffering from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
  4. Does Relvar Cause Cough?

    Cough, hoarseness of voice, common cold, and throat infection are all noted side effects of Relvar Ellipta inhaler. These side effects are not typical and usually appear in a mild form until your body adjusts to the medication.
  5. Can Relvar Cause Weight Gain?

    No. The quantity of steroids in a single dose of Relvar Ellipta inhaler is too low to cause any weight gain.
  6. Is Relvar Safe In Pregnancy?

    No. Relvar Ellipta inhaler is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  7. Why Should You Rinse Your Mouth After Using An Inhaler?

    Rinsing your mouth after using an inhaler helps to prevent the chances of a fungal infection in your mouth.

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