Indications for: BREO ELLIPTA

Long-term maintenance treatment of COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. To reduce exacerbations of COPD in patients with a history of exacerbations. Treatment of asthma in patients not adequately controlled on a long-term asthma control medication [eg, inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)] or whose disease warrants initiation of both an ICS and LABA.

Limitations of Use:

Not for relief of acute bronchospasm.

Adult Dosage:

COPD: 1 inh of 100/25mcg once daily (max). Asthma: initially 1 inh of 100/25mcg or 200/25mcg once daily, based on disease severity and previous asthma therapy; max 1 inh of 200/25mcg once daily. Rinse mouth after use.

Children Dosage:

≤17yrs: not established.

BREO ELLIPTA Contraindications:

Primary treatment of status asthmaticus or acute episodes of asthma or COPD requiring intensive measures. Severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins.

BREO ELLIPTA Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of asthma-related events (death, hospitalizations, intubations) with LABA monotherapy (without ICS). Do not initiate in rapidly or acutely deteriorating COPD or asthma. Not for use with other long-acting β2-agonists. Do not exceed recommended dose. Prescribe a short-acting, inhaled β2-agonist for acute symptoms; monitor for increased need. Monitor for signs/symptoms of pneumonia. Immunosuppressed. Tuberculosis. Systemic infections. Ocular herpes simplex. If exposed to chickenpox or measles, consider immune globulin prophylaxis or antiviral ­treatment. Monitor for adrenal insufficiency when transferring from systemic steroids. May need supplemental systemic corticosteroids during periods of stress, a severe COPD exacerbation, or a severe asthma attack. May unmask previously suppressed allergic conditions. Reevaluate periodically. Monitor for hypercorticism and HPA axis suppression (if occurs, discontinue gradually), growth in children, IOP, glaucoma, or cataracts. Consider eye exams if ocular symptoms develop or in long-term use. Discontinue and treat if paradoxical bronchospasm occurs; use alternative therapy. Cardiovascular disease (esp. coronary insufficiency, arrhythmias, hypertension). Convulsive disorders. Thyrotoxicosis. Hyperresponsiveness to sympathomimetics. Diabetes. Ketoacidosis. Hypokalemia. Hyperglycemia. Moderate or severe hepatic impairment; monitor. Assess bone mineral density if risk factors exist (eg, prolonged immobilization, osteoporosis, postmenopausal, advanced age, others). Labor & delivery. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

BREO ELLIPTA Classification:

Corticosteroid + long-acting beta-2 agonist (LABA).

BREO ELLIPTA Interactions:

Caution with concomitant strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, ritonavir, clarithromycin, conivaptan, indinavir, itraconazole, lopinavir, nefazodone, nelfinavir, saquinavir, telithromycin, troleandomycin, voriconazole), during or within 2 weeks of discontinuing MAOIs, tricyclic antidepressants, or drugs known to prolong QT interval (increased cardiac effects), β-blockers (consider cardioselective), K+-depleting diuretics.

Adverse Reactions:

Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, headache, oral candidiasis, back pain, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, cough, oropharyngeal pain, arthralgia, hypertension, influenza, pharyngitis, pyrexia, dysphonia; hypersensitivity reactions.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Dry pwd inhaler—30 inh