For those patients that are seeking a long-term once-daily treatment that will reduce their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) effectively, ask your doctor about a prescription for Trelegy Ellipta. The 3 active ingredients include Fluticasone Furoate/Umeclidinium/Vilanterol Trifenatate that work to improve your breathing and help you get back to your daily tasks. Trelegy Ellipta is not fast-acting so make certain you have a rescue inhaler for use when you experience a sudden flare-up of chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
Once you use the Trelegy Ellipta inhaler as directed, Fluticasone Furoate acts as a corticosteroid to help reduce the inflammation in your lungs. Umeclidinium is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) that blocks the smooth muscles around your airways from tightening, while Vilanterol Trifenatate works as a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) to relax the muscles around the airways in your lungs.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the collective name for chronic bronchitis and emphysema, both are incurable breathing conditions that can greatly impact your quality of life unless you are taking meds to ease your symptoms of wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Your symptoms may be worse in the morning due to the excess mucus that forms in your lungs. The main cause of COPD is from smoking but other causes include air pollution, 2nd hand smoke, working at a job with dust or chemical fumes, or having a history of childhood respiratory infections.
Discuss your current health situation with your doctor and list all current meds you take or use to be certain you will not be bothered by an increase in side effects by adding Trelegy Ellipta. Ask your doctor if using Trelegy Ellipta is safe if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding.
The ingredients of Trelegy Ellipta are all long-lasting, but not fast-acting so you’ll need to have a rescue inhaler handy for any sudden flare-ups of chronic bronchitis or emphysema symptoms. Keep all medications out of children’s reach and never share your drugs with anyone else. There is no cure for COPD, only treatments to help relieve the symptoms. Remember to rinse your mouth after using Trelegy Ellipta to reduce any risk of an oral fungal infection called Thrush.