Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium/vilanterol) is a brand-name drug that’s prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. Anoro Ellipta comes as an inhaler that’s typically used once per day.

Anoro Ellipta contains two medications from two drug classes:

Anoro Ellipta isn’t available in a generic version.

Keep reading for specific information about the dosage of Anoro Ellipta, including its strength and how to take the medication. For a comprehensive look at Anoro Ellipta, see this article.

Note: This article describes typical dosages for Anoro Ellipta provided by the drug’s manufacturer. When taking Anoro Ellipta, always follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

Read below for the recommended dosage of Anoro Ellipta and other details about the drug.

Anoro Ellipta form

Anoro Ellipta comes as a powder in an inhaler.

Anoro Ellipta strength

Each inhalation of Anoro Ellipta contains 62.5 micrograms (mcg) of umeclidinium and 25 mcg of vilanterol.

Typical dosages

The following information describes dosages that are commonly prescribed or recommended in adults. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Dosage for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Doctors may prescribe Anoro Ellipta to treat COPD.

If your doctor prescribes Anoro Ellipta for COPD, your dose will be one inhalation once per day.

For more information about your specific dosage, talk with your doctor.

Long-term treatment

Anoro Ellipta is meant to be taken as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Anoro Ellipta is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term.

Before you start taking Anoro Ellipta, your doctor will discuss your treatment plan with you.

Anoro Ellipta comes as an inhaler. There’s a helpful video and step-by-step instructions on the manufacturer’s website. Be sure to read the instructions or watch the video before taking Anoro Ellipta.

Each time you open the cover of the inhaler, you’ll hear a clicking noise. This means a dose is ready to be inhaled. Make sure to inhale a dose before closing the container, or the dose will be lost.

There’s a counter on the inhaler that starts at 30 doses. Each time a dose is taken, the number goes down. When there are less than 10 doses left, the counter turns red. Be sure to order more Anora Ellipta before the counter reaches zero.

It may be helpful to take Anoro Ellipta around the same time of day. This helps maintain a steady level of the drug in your body so Anoro Ellipta can work effectively.

If you have questions about how to take Anoro Ellipta, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you miss a dose of Anoro Ellipta, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next scheduled dose. Do not take two doses in one day to make up for the missed one. If you’re not sure whether you should take a missed dose or skip it, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or putting a note where you’ll see it, such as on your bathroom mirror or bedside table. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.

It’s important that you don’t take more Anoro Ellipta than your doctor prescribes. For some medications, taking more than the recommended amount may lead to harmful effects or overdose.

Effects of an overdose

Overdose effects of Anoro Ellipta can include:

If you take more than the recommended amount of Anoro Ellipta

Call your doctor right away if you believe you’ve taken too much Anoro Ellipta. Another option is to call America’s Poison Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. If you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Below are some frequently asked questions about Anoro Ellipta.

How long does it take for Anoro Ellipta to start working?

Anoro Ellipta starts to work right after your first dose. The effects of each dose last for 24 hours. Your doctor will monitor you during treatment and may ask you to keep track of your COPD symptoms to check whether the drug is working for you.

Talk with your doctor if you have questions about what to expect with Anoro Ellipta treatment.

Is the dosage of Anoro Ellipta similar to the dosage of Advair?

Not really. Although both medications are inhalers, Anoro Ellipta is taken once daily, while Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) is taken twice daily.

The dose in micrograms for each drug differs because they have different active ingredients. Your doctor will prescribe the drug and the dosage that’s right for you.

To learn more about how these drugs compare, talk with your doctor.

The dosages in this article are typical dosages provided by the drug’s manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Anoro Ellipta for you, they’ll prescribe the dosage that’s right for you. Always follow the dosage that your doctor prescribes.

As with any drug, never change your dosage of Anoro Ellipta without your doctor’s recommendation. If you have questions about the dosage of Anoro Ellipta that’s best for you, talk with your doctor.

Besides learning about dosage, you may want other information about Anoro Ellipta. These additional articles might be helpful:

  • More about Anoro Ellipta: For information about other aspects of Anoro Ellipta, refer to this article.
  • Side effects: To learn about side effects of Anoro Ellipta, see this article. You can also look at the Anoro Ellipta prescribing information.
  • Cost: If you’d like to learn about Anoro Ellipta and cost, see this article.
  • Details about your condition: For details about COPD, see our COPD hub.

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