HOW TO USE YOUR INHALER

Watch: How to use your ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler

This demonstration is intended to complement the Patient Information for ANORO ELLIPTA. For full instructions on how to use ANORO ELLIPTA and other important information, please see the Instructions for Use for ANORO ELLIPTA. You can also ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.

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How to use your ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler
[ANORO logo]

ANNOUNCER:
This presentation will show how to take a dose of your prescribed medicine. For full information on how to use your inhaler, and other important facts about your medicine, please see the complete Prescribing Information for your prescribed product. 

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Throw away the desiccant, out of reach of children and pets. 
Wait to open the cover until you are ready to take your dose. 
[arrow points to “Cover” of inhaler] 

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To avoid wasting doses, do not open and close the cover without inhaling the medicine.
[arrow points to “Cover” of inhaler]

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If you open and close the cover without inhaling the medicine, you will lose the dose. 

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Lost doses are held in the inhaler, and it is not possible to accidentally take a double dose, or an extra dose, in 1 inhalation.

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Lost doses are held in the inhaler but will no longer be available to be inhaled.
[arrow points to “Cover” of inhaler]
It is not possible to accidentally take a double dose or an extra dose in 1 inhalation. 

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Slide down until you hear a click.

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Slide the cover down until you hear a “click.”
[arrows point to “Air vent” and “Mouthpiece” of inhaler]

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If the counter does not count down as you hear the click, the inhaler will not deliver the medicine. Call your healthcare provider or pharmacist if this happens.

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If the counter does not count down as you hear the click, the inhaler will not deliver the medicine.  
[arrow points to “Dose counter” of inhaler] 

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Your inhaler is now ready to use. 

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You do not need to shake this kind of inhaler. 

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While holding your inhaler away from your mouth, breathe out fully.

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Breathe out.

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Do not breathe out into the mouthpiece.

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Do not breathe out into the mouthpiece. 

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Do not block the air vent with your fingers.

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Do not block the air vent with your fingers. 

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Take a long, steady, deep breath in through your mouth.

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Close your lips firmly around the mouthpiece. Take a long, steady, deep breath.

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Do not breathe in through your nose.

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Do not breathe in through your nose. 

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Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for about 3 or 4 seconds or as long as is comfortable for you.

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Hold your breath for about 3 or 4 seconds.

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Breathe out slowly and gently. 

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Breathe out.

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You may not taste or feel the medicine even when you are using the inhaler correctly. Do not take another dose from the inhaler.

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Do not take another dose from the inhaler, even if you do not feel or taste the medicine.

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If you need to clean the mouthpiece, use a dry tissue before closing the cover.

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Routine cleaning is not required. 

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To close, slide the cover up and over the mouthpiece as far as it will go.

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Slide the cover up and over the mouthpiece as far as it will go. 

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For full information on how to use your inhaler, see the complete Prescribing Information for your prescribed product. If you still have questions about how to use your inhaler, call GlaxoSmithKline at 1-888-825-5249.

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[ANORO ELLIPTA logo] [GSK logo] [INNOVIVIA logo]

For full instructions on how to use ANORO ELLIPTA and other important information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including Patient Information and Instructions for Use, for ANORO ELLIPTA. 

If you still have questions about how to use your inhaler, call GSK at 1-888-825-5249.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. 

Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

ANORO ELLIPTA was developed in collaboration with INNOVIVA

Trademarks are owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies. 
©2019 GSK or licensor.
UCVVID190023 September 2019
Produced in USA.

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This demonstration is intended to complement the Patient Information for ANORO ELLIPTA. For full instructions on how to use ANORO ELLIPTA and other important information, please see the Instructions for Use for ANORO ELLIPTA. You can also ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.

"I make it part of my daily routine, so first thing in the morning when I get up, that is when I take my ANORO inhaler." –BARRY, Chicago, Illinois

Barry is a real patient taking ANORO at the time of his interview and was paid for his time by GSK.

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Use ANORO at the same time each day, as prescribed. 

Step-by-step instructions for how to use your ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler

Make sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist about how to use your ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler. Wait to open the cover until you are ready to take a dose. Before the inhaler is used for the first time, the counter should show the number 30 (7 if you have a sample from your doctor or the hospital). This is the number of doses in the inhaler.

If you open and close the cover without inhaling the medicine, you will lose the dose. The lost dose will be held inside the inhaler, but it will no longer be available to be inhaled. It is not possible to accidentally take a double dose or an extra dose in 1 inhalation.

Step 1

Step 1 illustration showing how to use the ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler

Open the cover of the inhaler. 

  • Slide the cover down to expose the mouthpiece. You should hear a “click.” The counter will count down by 1 number. You do not need to shake this kind of inhaler.

Your inhaler is now ready to use. 

  • If the counter does not count down as you hear the click, the inhaler will not deliver the medicine. Call your healthcare provider or pharmacist if this happens. 

Step 2

Step 2 illustration showing how to use the ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler

Breathe out. 

  • While holding the inhaler away from your mouth, breathe out (exhale) fully. Do not breathe out into the mouthpiece. 

Step 3

Step 3 illustration showing how to use the ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler

Inhale your medicine. 

  • Put the mouthpiece between your lips and close your lips firmly around it. Your lips should fit over the curved shape of the mouthpiece. 
  • Take 1 long, steady, deep breath in through your mouth. Do not breathe in through your nose. 
Step 3 illustration showing how not to block the air vent while holding the inhaler
  • Do not block the air vent with your fingers.
  • Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for about 3 to 4 seconds (or as long as comfortable for you). 

Step 4

Step 4 illustration showing how to use the ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler

Breathe out slowly and gently. 

  • You may not taste or feel the medicine, even when you are using the inhaler correctly. 
  • Do not take another dose from the inhaler even if you do not feel or taste the medicine. 

Step 5

Step 5 illustration showing how to use  the ANORO ELLIPTA inhaler

Close the inhaler. 

  • You can clean the mouthpiece if needed, using a dry tissue, before you close the cover. Routine cleaning is not required. 
  • Slide the cover up and over the mouthpiece as far as it will go. 

Important Note: 

When should you get a refill?

How To Use Inhaler Refill Illustration
  • When you have fewer than 10 doses remaining in your inhaler, the left half of the counter shows red as a reminder to get a refill. 
  • After you have inhaled the last dose, the counter will show “0” and will be empty. 
  • Throw the empty inhaler away in your household trash, out of reach of children and pets. 

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FAQs about using ANORO

 

  • When should I take ANORO?

    Use ANORO exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it. Use 1 inhalation of ANORO 1 time each day. Use ANORO at the same time each day.

    Do not use ANORO more often than prescribed. Do not use ANORO unless your healthcare provider has taught you how to use the inhaler and you understand how to use it correctly. 

  • I thought the inhaler contained 60 doses of medicine. Why does the dose counter start at 30 rather than 60?

    • Each inhaler of ANORO contains 30 doses, which equals a 30-day supply. That’s why your dose counter starts at 30.
    • ANORO contains 2 medicines. Inside the inhaler, these 2 medicines are packaged in separate strips that each contain 30 blisters. When you open the inhaler (and hear the click), the contents of 1 blister from each strip combine to form 1 dose of ANORO.
    • You may see the quantity of “60” mentioned in printouts about your prescription, but your inhaler provides 30 doses. The “60” refers to the number of blisters inside the inhaler, not the number of doses. 
  • Will I taste or feel my dose of ANORO after inhalation?

    You may not taste or feel the medicine, even when you are using the inhaler correctly. Do not take another dose from the inhaler even if you do not feel or taste the medicine. 

  • How do I store ANORO?

    Store ANORO at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C). Keep in a dry place away from heat and sunlight.

    Store ANORO in the unopened foil tray and only open when ready for use.

    Safely throw away ANORO in the trash 6 weeks after you open the foil tray or when the counter reads “0” whichever comes first. Write the date you opened the tray on the label on the inhaler.

    Keep ANORO and all medicines out of the reach of children. 

  • What if I miss a dose of ANORO?

    If you miss a dose of ANORO, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take more than 1 inhalation per day. Take your next dose at your usual time. Do not take 2 doses at 1 time. 

  • What if I take too much ANORO?

    If you take too much ANORO, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have any unusual symptoms, such as worsening shortness of breath, chest pain, increased heart rate, or shakiness.

  • Should I stop taking ANORO if my symptoms get better?

    Do not stop using ANORO unless told to do so by your healthcare provider because your symptoms might get worse. Your healthcare provider will change your medicines as needed. 

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