Home Educational Resources Inhalers Arnuity Ellipta®
Generic Name: Fluticasone
Instructions for use
- Wash and dry your hands well.
- Do not shake the inhaler.
- Slide down the cover until you hear a click.
- Breathe out through your mouth away from the inhaler.
- Close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece.
- Breathe in deeply through your mouth. Be careful not to block the air vent on the inhaler with your fingers.
- Remove the mouthpiece and hold your breath for at least 3 to 4 seconds or as long as comfortable.
- Breathe out through your mouth slowly, away from the inhaler.
- You may not taste or feel the medicine, even when you are using the inhaler correctly. Do not take another dose.
- Close the inhaler.
- Store inhaler in a cool, dry place.
- Rinse your mouth and spit the water out. Do not swallow.
Important: Open the inhaler only if you are ready to take your dose. The counter counts down by 1 each time you open the cover. You will lose the dose if you close the cover without taking the medicine.
Key product details
Medication Class & Use
- Corticosteroid (maintenance inhaler or steroid inhaler): Works by decreasing inflammation, swelling, and mucus production over time. This medicine will help open airways and make breathing easier if used every day, even when feeling well.
- Use this inhaler every day to prevent symptoms, even when feeling well.
- Do not use for fast relief.
- Asthma: Dosing dependent on disease severity
- Available Strengths: 100mcg or 200mcg
- Inhaler contains 30 doses (institutional model has 14 doses.)
- Inhaler is empty when dose counter reads 0 (the counter is red for doses 0-9 to remind getting a refill.)
- Discard inhaler 6 weeks after opening foil pouch (or when dose counter reads 0, whichever comes first.)
- Keep inhaler dry at all times. Use a dry cloth to gently wipe mouthpiece if needed.
- Do not use in patients with a severe allergy to milk proteins.
- Galvin WF, Dunn PJ, Kallstrom TJ. A Patient’s Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery. American Association for Respiratory Care; 2010.
- Product Information: ARNUITY ELLIPTA inhalation powder, fluticasone furoate inhalation powder. GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709. 2016.
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