May 26, 2017
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Breo Ellipta

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Breo Ellipta



No human overdosage data has been reported for BREO ELLIPTA.

BREO ELLIPTA contains both fluticasone furoate and vilanterol; therefore, the risks associated with overdosage for the individual components described below apply to BREO ELLIPTA. Treatment of overdosage consists of discontinuation of BREO ELLIPTA together with institution of appropriate symptomatic and/or supportive therapy. The judicious use of a cardioselective beta-receptor blocker may be considered, bearing in mind that such medicine can produce bronchospasm. Cardiac monitoring is recommended in cases of overdosage.

Fluticasone Furoate

Because of low systemic bioavailability (15.2%) and an absence of acute drug-related systemic findings in clinical trials, overdosage of fluticasone furoate is unlikely to require any treatment other than observation. If used at excessive doses for prolonged periods, systemic effects such as hypercorticism may occur [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Single-and repeat-dose trials of fluticasone furoate at doses of 50 to 4,000 mcg have been studied in human subjects. Decreases in mean serum cortisol were observed at dosages of 500 mcg or higher given once daily for 14 days.


The expected signs and symptoms with overdosage of vilanterol are those of excessive betaadrenergic stimulation and/or occurrence or exaggeration of any of the signs and symptoms of beta-adrenergic stimulation (e.g., seizures, angina, hypertension or hypotension, tachycardia with rates up to 200 beats/min, arrhythmias, nervousness, headache, tremor, muscle cramps, dry mouth, palpitation, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, malaise, insomnia, hyperglycemia, hypokalemia, metabolic acidosis). As with all inhaled sympathomimetic medicines, cardiac arrest and even death may be associated with an overdose of vilanterol.


The use of BREO ELLIPTA is contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • Primary treatment of status asthmaticus or other acute episodes of COPD or asthma where intensive measures are required [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
  • Severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins or demonstrated hypersensitivity to fluticasone furoate, vilanterol, or any of the excipients [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, DESCRIPTION].
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/26/2017


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