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BREO ELLIPTA is a combination inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (ICS/LABA) indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. BREO ELLIPTA is also indicated to reduce exacerbations of COPD in patients with a history of exacerbations.
Important Limitations of Use
BREO ELLIPTA is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm or for the treatment of asthma.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
BREO ELLIPTA 100 mcg/25 mcg should be administered as 1 inhalation once daily by the orally inhaled route only. After inhalation, the patient should rinse his/her mouth with water without swallowing to help reduce the risk of oropharyngeal candidiasis.
BREO ELLIPTA should be taken at the same time every day. Do not use BREO ELLIPTA more than 1 time every 24 hours.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Inhalation Powder. Disposable light grey and pale blue plastic inhaler containing 2 double-foil blister strips, each with 30 blisters containing powder intended for oral inhalation only. One strip contains fluticasone furoate (100 mcg per blister), and the other strip contains vilanterol (25 mcg per blister). An institutional pack containing 14 blisters per strip is also available.
Storage And Handling
BREO ELLIPTA is supplied as a disposable light grey and pale blue plastic inhaler containing 2 double-foil strips, each with 30 blisters. The inhaler is packaged within a moisture-protective foil tray with a desiccant and a peelable lid (NDC 0173-0859-10).
BREO ELLIPTA is also supplied in an institutional pack as a disposable light grey and pale blue plastic inhaler containing 2 double-foil strips, each with 14 blisters. It is packaged within a moisture-protective foil tray with a desiccant and a peelable lid (NDC 0173-0859-14).
Store at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C); excursions permitted from 59° to 86°F (15° to 30°C) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Store in a dry place away from direct heat or sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
BREO ELLIPTA should be stored inside the unopened moisture-protective foil tray and only removed from the tray immediately before initial use. Discard BREO ELLIPTA 6 weeks after opening the foil tray or when the counter reads “0” (after all blisters have been used), whichever comes first. The inhaler is not reusable. Do not attempt to take the inhaler apart.
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Revised: 2013
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/23/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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