Relvar Ellipta is an effective treatment for severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (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 Ellipta. Some of them are listed below –
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 clinician. As 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 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 –
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 the sign of a lung infection)
Fever or chills
Increased sputum production, change in sputum colour
Increased cough or breathing difficulties
Cough, Common Cold, influenza
Fungal infection in the mouth
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
If you have been prescribed Relvar Ellipta, take the following precautions when taking the medication –
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 Vilan=terol
Azole antifungals ketoconazole, itraconazole or voriconazole
Macrolide antibiotics such as clarithromycin or telithromycin
Protease inhibitors for HIV infection such as ritonavir
You can buy Relvar Ellipta safely in the UK from MedsNow 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.
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