Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium inhalation powder)

Reviewed by: HU Medical Review Board | Last reviewed: May 2023

Incruse Ellipta is a drug used to treat people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a long-term treatment that can help people with COPD breathe better over time.1

What are the ingredients in Incruse?

The active ingredient in Incruse Ellipta is umeclidinium.1

How does Incruse work?

Umeclidinium is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). LAMAs work by blocking the action of a chemical messenger that tells the airways to contract. This process relaxes the muscles that surround the airways, which makes it easier to breathe.1

What are the possible side effects?

Common side effects of Incruse Ellipta include:1

  • Bruising
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Mouth and throat pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

If your breathing problems quickly get worse after taking Incruse Ellipta, contact your doctor right away or seek emergency care.1

These are not all the possible side effects of Incruse Ellipta. Talk to your doctor about what to expect when taking Incruse Ellipta. You also should call your doctor if you have any changes that concern you when taking Incruse Ellipta.

Other things to know

Incruse Ellipta may not be right for everyone. Talk to your doctor about what treatment options are best for you. They will tell you the possible side effects, risks, and benefits.

Incruse Ellipta is a long-term treatment. It should not be used for breathing symptoms that occur suddenly. For sudden symptoms, use a rescue inhaler.1

If you have a severe allergy to milk proteins, you should avoid taking Incruse Ellipta.1

Experts do not know whether Incruse Ellipta is safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed.1

Before beginning treatment for COPD, tell your doctor about all your health conditions and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are taking. This includes over-the-counter drugs.

For more information, read the full prescribing information of Incruse Ellipta.

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