Incruse Ellipta vs. Advair Diskus

Reviewed on 10/19/2020

Are Incruse Ellipta and Advair Diskus the Same Thing?

Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) Inhalation Powder is and Advair Diskus (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler) are used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Incruse Ellipta and Advair Diskus belong to different drug classes. Incruse Ellipta is an anticholinergic drug and Advair Diskus is a combination of a corticosteroid and a beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator.

Side effects of Incruse Ellipta and Advair Diskus that are similar include upper respiratory infection, stuffy or runny nose, cough, sore throat, musculoskeletal pain, and stomach pain or upset.

Side effects of Incruse Ellipta that are different from Advair Diskus include joint pain, tooth pain, bruising or dark areas of skin, chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, and constipation.

Side effects of Advair Diskus that are different from Incruse Ellipta include headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, yeast infections of the mouth or throat (oral thrush), dry mouth/nose/throat, sinus pain, and hoarseness or deepened voice.

Incruse Ellipta may interact with other anticholinergic drugs.

Advair Diskus may interact with amiodarone, diuretics (water pills), HIV medicines, MAO inhibitors, antidepressants, antibiotics, antifungal medications, and beta-blockers.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Incruse Ellipta?

Common side effects of Incruse Ellipta include:

  • upper respiratory infection,
  • stuffy or runny nose,
  • cough,
  • sore throat,
  • joint pain,
  • muscle pain,
  • tooth pain,
  • stomach pain,
  • bruising or dark areas of skin,
  • chest pain,
  • fast or irregular heartbeat, and
  • constipation.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Advair Diskus?

Common side effects of Advair Diskus include:

  • upper respiratory tract infections,
  • headaches,
  • dizziness,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach upset,
  • diarrhea,
  • yeast infections of the mouth or throat (oral thrush),
  • sore throat,
  • dry mouth/nose/throat,
  • stuffy nose,
  • sinus pain,
  • cough,
  • sore throat,
  • hoarseness or deepened voice, and
  • musculoskeletal pain.

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What Is Incruse Ellipta?

Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) Inhalation Powder is an anticholinergic drug 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 Is Advair Diskus?

Advair Diskus (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler) is a combination of a corticosteroid and a beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator used to treat asthma and chronic bronchitis, including COPD associated with chronic bronchitis. Advair Diskus is used in patients whose symptoms are not adequately controlled on a long-term asthma control medication, since one of the active ingredients in salmeterol is LABA, which has been linked to asthma-related deaths. Advair Diskus should not be used to treat acute episodes of asthma or COPD. Advair Diskus is available in generic form.

What Drugs Interact With Incruse Ellipta?

Incruse Ellipta may interact with other anticholinergic drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Incruse Ellipta should be taken only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Advair Diskus?

Advair may interact with amiodarone, diuretics (water pills), HIV medicines, MAO inhibitors, antidepressants, antibiotics, or beta-blockers

How Should Incruse Ellipta Be Taken?

Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium 62.5 mcg) should be administered as 1 inhalation dose once daily by the orally inhaled route only. Incruse Ellipta may interact with other anticholinergic drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Advair Diskus be Taken?

For patients aged 12 years and older, the dosage of Advair Diskus is 1 inhalation twice daily, approximately 12 hours apart.

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References
GSK. Incruse Ellipta Product Information.

www.incruse.com/?

GSK. Advair Diskus Product Information.

https://www.advair.com/

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