Combivent Respimat vs. Anoro Ellipta

Reviewed on 10/14/2020

Are Combivent Respimat and Anoro Ellipta the Same Thing?

Combivent Respimat (ipratropium bromide and albuterol) Inhalation Spray and Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol) Inhalation Powder are combinations of anticholinergic bronchodilators and selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilators used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Side effects of Combivent Respimat and Anoro Ellipta that are similar include cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, or sore throat), vomiting, and fast or irregular heartbeat.

Side effects of Combivent Respimat that are different from Anoro Ellipta include headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea, nervousness, difficulty breathing, and urinary retention.

Side effects of Anoro Ellipta that are different from Combivent Respimat include sinusitis, respiratory tract infection, constipation, diarrhea, pain in extremities, muscle spasms, neck pain, chest pain or discomfort, indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), abdominal pain, weakness, itching, rash, conjunctivitis, hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis and hives, changes in taste, tremor, and anxiety.

Both Combivent Respimat and Anoro Ellipta may interact with diuretics (water pills) and antidepressants.

Combivent Respimat may also interact with other bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medicines, heart or blood pressure medications, medications for Parkinson's disease, stimulants, ADHD medications, diet pills, over-the-counter cold or allergy medicine, and medications to treat excess stomach acid, stomach ulcers, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome.

Anoro Ellipta may also interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), beta blockers, and other anticholinergic drugs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Combivent Respimat?

Common side effects of Combivent Respimat include:

  • headache,
  • cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, or sore throat),
  • flu-like symptoms,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • nervousness,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • urinary retention and
  • fast or irregular heartbeat.

Serious side effects of Combivent Respimat include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Anoro Ellipta?

Common side effects of Anoro Ellipta include:

  • sore throat,
  • sinusitis,
  • respiratory tract infection,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • pain in extremities,
  • muscle spasms,
  • neck pain,
  • chest pain or discomfort,
  • cough,
  • indigestion,
  • abdominal pain,
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
  • vomiting,
  • weakness,
  • irregular heart beats,
  • itching,
  • rash,
  • conjunctivitis,
  • palpitations,
  • hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis and hives,
  • changes in taste,
  • tremor, and
  • anxiety.

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What Is Combivent Respimat?

Combivent Respimat (sunitinib malate) is a multi-kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor after disease progression on, or intolerance to imatinib mesylate, for advanced renal cell carcinoma, and for progressive, well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic disease. Combivent Respimat is available in generic form.

What Is Anoro Ellipta?

Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol) Inhalation Powder is a combination anticholinergic and long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist (LABA) used 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.

What Drugs Interact With Combivent Respimat?

Combivent Respimat may interact with bladder or urinary medicines, diuretics (water pills), heart or blood pressure medications, medications for Parkinson's disease or depression, other bronchodilators, stimulants, ADHD medications, diet pills, over-the-counter cold or allergy medicine, or medication to treat excess stomach acid, stomach ulcer, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Anoro Ellipta?

Anoro Ellipta may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), antidepressants, beta blockers, diuretics, and other anticholinergic drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Anoro Ellipta should be used only if prescribed. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before taking Anoro Ellipta or if you become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Combivent Respimat be Taken?

The Combivent Respimat inhaler delivers 20 mcg of ipratropium bromide (monohydrate) and 100 mcg albuterol (equivalent to 120 mcg albuterol sulfate) from the mouthpiece. The recommended dose of Combivent Respimat is one inhalation four times a day. Patients may take additional inhalations as required; however, the total number of inhalations should not exceed six within 24 hours.

How Should Anoro Ellipta be Taken?

Anoro Ellipta is administered as 1 inhalation dose once daily by the orally inhaled route only.

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References
Boehringer Ingelheim. Combivent Respimat Product Information.

https://www.combivent.com/

GSK. Anoro Ellipta Product Information.

www.gskpro.com/anoro?

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