Arnuity Ellipta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 for maintenance treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Arnuity Ellipta is not indicated for rescue usage during acute bronchospasms. Arnuity Ellipta is also known by its drug name, Fluticasone furoate.
Arnuity Ellipta should be used with caution in pregnant women and people with glaucoma, liver disease or high risk for osteoporosis. Arnuity Ellipta should not be used by people who are experiencing an acute bronchospasm or as primary treatment for those with status asthmaticus. Arnuity Ellipta is not suitable for use in people who have previously shown hypersensitivity to Fluticasone furoate.
Arnuity Ellipta is a corticosteroid, a drug that suppresses the immune system. Arnuity Ellipta is believed to work by decreasing inflammation in the lungs, decreasing the risk of bronchospasm.
How do I take it?
Arnuity Ellipta is administered once daily as an oral inhalation. Arnuity Ellipta should be taken at the same time each day, and never more than once in 24 hours.
Always rinse your mouth and gargle with water after administering Arnuity Ellipta to reduce the risk of infection in your mouth and throat. Do not swallow the water.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions exactly when taking Arnuity Ellipta.
Arnuity Ellipta was approved by the FDA based on studies involving more than 3,600 people with asthma. Arnuity Ellipta was proved to be safe and effective.
Common side effects of Arnuity Ellipta include cold symptoms, headache, throat and sinus pain, bronchitis, and fungal infections in the mouth and throat.
More serious side effects of Arnuity Ellipta can include glaucoma, cataracts, and osteoporosis. Arnuity Ellipta and other corticosteroids may affect growth in children who take it. Like other corticosteroids, Arnuity Ellipta can suppress the immune system and make people more susceptible to infections.
Many drugs can cause allergic reactions which, in the most serious cases, can result in death. Seek immediate medical help if you experience signs of a severe allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing or swelling in the face, throat, eyes, lips or tongue.