Anoro Ellipta is a type of inhalation powder which combines two drugs umeclidinium and vilanterol. Umeclidinium is known for anticholinergic and Vilanterol for bronchodilator. This medicine is used for improving the breathing of an individual by relaxing muscles in the airways. Anoro is mainly prescribed in order to prevent airflow obstruction or bronchospasm with people having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This drug is only used for patient with COPD and should not be used by the patient of asthma because the drug increases risk of death for people suffering from asthma. It doesn’t work fast enough for treating bronchospasm attack hence only fast acting ones should be used. Before starting the dosage of the medicine you should be careful about the allergic you have and explain to the doctor because anoro ellipta is not for people having allergy to umeclidium, vilanterol and milk protein. During pregnancy please consult the doctor because there is no clear information whether the drug harm an unborn baby or not.
Spiriva on the other hand is a drug for relaxing your muscles in the airways and regulate the air flow in lungs approved for anyone younger than 18 years old. The drug is used by the people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease including emphysema and bronchitis. It comes in the form of capsule and you should be very careful as it can be only taken using hand haler device. Please do not take directly into your mouth. Spirvia Respimat is used for long term prevention of bronchospasm in COPD, and it is also useful maintaining treatment for asthma patient belonging to age group twelve or more.
Before starting to take the capsules, you should make your doctor understood about your other medical condition because this drug is not appropriate for the people with narrow-angle glaucoma or bladder obstruction or an enlarged prostate. The drug can’t be used if you are allergic to ipratropium or tiotropium. During pregnancy you should consult your doctor because it is not known whether tiotropium inhalation passes to the baby via breast milk or not so it will be better to consult the doctor and plan your dosage accordingly.