fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder (Breo Ellipta) (cont.)

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Allergic reactions, including swelling of face, throat and tongue, rash, hives, and breathing problems may occur. Use of long acting drugs like vilanterol may increase the risk of asthma-related death. Breo Ellipta should not be used for treatment of asthma.

Other important side effects of Vilanterol include:



STORAGE: Breo Ellipta should be kept at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F) and stored in a dry place away from light.

DOSING: The recommended dose is one inhalation once daily by mouth. Following administration, the mouth should be rinsed thoroughly with water without swallowing to reduce risk of fungal infections.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Ritonavir (Norvir), atazanavir (Reyataz), clarithromycin (Biaxin), indinavir (Crixivan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole, nelfinavir (Viracept), and telithromycin (Ketek) may increase levels of fluticasone and vilanterol in the body by reducing the breakdown of fluticasone and vilanterol by liver enzymes. This may increase side effects of Breo Ellipta.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2015

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