Incruse Ellipta (Umeclidinium) oral inhalation is used in adults to control wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways, that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Umeclidinium inhalation is in a class of medications called anticholinergics. It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.
Use Incruse Ellipta exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
Get medical help right away if:
Why is Incruse Ellipta prescribed?
This medication is used to prevent airflow obstruction and reduce flare-ups in adults with COPD
Will Incruse Ellipta be effective in case of an emergency such as an attack?
Incruse Ellipta is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat a bronchospasm attack. Use only a fast-acting inhalation medicine for an attack. Tell your doctor if any of your medicines seem to stop working as well in controlling your COPD.
When should I dispose of my inhaler?
Throw the Incruse Ellipta inhaler away 6 weeks after opening, or when the dose indicator shows a zero (whichever comes first)
What if I miss/forget a dose of Incruse Ellipta?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time. Do not use more than once in a 24-hour period