Breo ElliptaAsthma treatment

If you have asthma, you’ve probably been using a puffer to prevent your symptoms for some time. Even if you are using your usual puffer regularly, you may still be dealing with any of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling breathless, or like you have a tight chest
  • Using a reliever inhaler like Ventolin more than twice a week
  • Waking at night because of your asthma

Is it time to try something different?
With the right treatment, you can live your life with less symptoms. This means your asthma can have less impact on the things that are important to you, like being active with friends and family, or getting a good night’s sleep.

Talk to your doctor about a treatment that helps you to avoid feeling breathless, wheezy or tight in the chest in the first place.

 

Manage your asthma, don’t let your asthma manage you
Breo is an asthma treatment that helps you breathe easier throughout the day and night. All it takes is one puff, once a day. 1

 So rather than wait for your asthma symptoms, ask about the puffer that helps prevent them to begin with.

Once-a-day Breo works around the clock
With just one puff of Breo each day you should be set for a full 24 hours. 2,3

How often should you use it
To get the full benefit and help you get through the day and night without feeling breathless, wheezy or tight in the chest, it’s important you use Breo every day, as instructed by your GP. It’s easy – open, puff, shut, done.

Breo also has a handy counter on the side which tells you how many doses you have left.

Ask your doctor if Breo is right for you. It’s fully funded.4

For more information, visit www.breoellipta.co.nz

References: 1. Bleecker ER et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014;2(5):553-61. 2. Breo Ellipta Data Sheet, GSK New Zealand available at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Accessed 23/04/20. 3. Breo Ellipta Consumer Medical Information, GSK New Zealand, available at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Accessed 23/04/20 4. PHARMAC Pharmaceutical Schedule April 2020, available at www.pharmac.govt.nz/tools-resources/pharmaceutical-schedule. Accessed 23/04/20

Breo® Ellipta® (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol trifenatate inhaler 100/25mcg per inhalation) is a Prescription Medicine. Breo Ellipta is used for the regular treatment of asthma (12 years of age and older) and for adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Breo Ellipta 100/25mcg is a fully funded medicine; Breo Ellipta 200/25mcg is a private purchase medicine (dose indicated in asthma only). Use strictly as directed. Breo Ellipta is not for relief of acute symptoms; a separate reliever inhaler may be required. Always carry your reliever inhaler. Do not discontinue Breo Ellipta abruptly. This medicine has risks and benefits.  Tell your doctor: If you are taking any other medicines or herbal remedies, you have liver disease, heart problems, high blood pressure, pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), infection of the lungs (pneumonia) or weak bones (oesteoporosis). Side Effects: Headache, common cold, oral thrush, infection of the nose sinuses or throat, flu (influenza), pain and irritation at the back of the mouth and throat, inflammation of the sinuses, pneumonia (in patients with COPD) and weakening of the bones, leading to fractures. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your doctor, pharmacist or health care professional. For more information see Breo Ellipta Consumer Medicine Information at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Normal doctor’s charges apply. Ask your doctor if Breo Ellipta is right for you. Breo Ellipta was developed in collaboration with Innoviva Inc.

Ventolin® (salbutamol) is available as an alcohol-free and CFC-free inhaler, 100mcg per actuation. Ventolin is a partially funded Prescription Medicine.  You will need to pay a part charge for this medicine, which may vary across pharmacies.  Ventolin is a short-acting bronchodilator used for the relief of acute asthma symptoms. Use strictly as directed.  Do not use Ventolin if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients in the preparation.  This medicine has risks and benefits. Tell your doctor: If you feel that the medicine has become less effective or you are using more than usual, have hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or if you are taking any other medicine or herbal remedy. Side Effects: Headache, nausea, shaky or tense feeling, fast or irregular heartbeat, ‘warm’ feeling (caused by blood vessels expanding under the skin), mouth or throat irritation, shortness of breath or wheezing. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your doctor, pharmacist or health care professional. For more information see Ventolin Consumer Medicine Information at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Normal doctor’s charges apply. Ask your doctor if Ventolin is right for you.

Breo, Ellipta, and Ventolin are registered trade marks of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies. Breo Ellipta was developed in collaboration with Innoviva Inc. Marketed by GlaxoSmithKline NZ Ltd, Auckland. Adverse events involving GlaxoSmithKline products should be reported to GSK Medical Information on 0800 808 500. TAPS NA11923 PM-NZ-FFV-ADVR-20MAY0001