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Any Experiences With Trelegy Ellipta?

Any Experiences With Trelegy Ellipta?

Has anyone used Trelegy Ellipta? I have tried Anoro which didn't work and currently using Symbicort which isn't working well either. In fact if I use Ipratropium/Albuterol 2X a day via Nebulizer it works better than Symicort...my plan will not cover Spiriva (Medicare D)...so, any experiences with Trelegy?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Margaret Tolson, the difference between COPD and asthma is that asthma is wholly or nearly wholly reversed with albuterol or other bronchodilators; COPD is not. Most of the meds we take for COPD were originally developed for asthma; Spiriva and others in that class are not designed for asthma. Most of the long term maintenance meds (like Advair and Symbicort as well as the newer combination meds) are very clear to say that they are not designed to help in an asthma attack and shouldn't be used for that. Some asthmatics were prescribed Advair as a maintenance med and took it thinking it would stop an asthma attack. That's why the warning.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Trelegy Machine (in-home ventolator) with Ellipta med. changes 3 years of the scariest health crisis I have ever been in.After 3 bed-bound years, I am driving, cooking alittle,going short distances.I am not back to myself & never will be, but I never dreamed I could get this far.I went through 5 teams of Drs. to get this one.Don't give up!Kathy in Louisiana

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I use Ipratropium/albuterol 4 times a day in nubulizer. Nothing else

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Dr. took me off Symbicort and put me on Trelegy

posted 5 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I wonder why Medicare pays for my spirits but I stopped taking it because the other ones work fine . Medicare did stop paying for symbicort and he switched me to Brea which works fine . Pharma ai at told me if my Dr says I have to have symbicort then in's will pay for it with his documentation . I might do that just because I want another inhaler to have on hand if I ever get out of here lol . Have you talked to your Dr?

edited, originally posted 5 months ago
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