(umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder)
ANORO significantly improves lung function
ANORO contains 2 medicines that work together to significantly improve lung function all day and all night. Results may vary.
Once-daily ANORO is a prescription medicine used long term to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, for better breathing and to reduce the number of flare-ups. ANORO is not for asthma. ANORO is not used to relieve sudden symptoms of COPD and won't replace a rescue inhaler.
It’s important to take ANORO once a day, every day, as prescribed.
How ANORO works
- ANORO contains 2 medicines (bronchodilators) that work together to relax smooth muscles around airways and open air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.
- One medicine (umeclidinium) blocks tightening of smooth muscles around your airways.
- One medicine (vilanterol) opens airways by relaxing muscles around the airways in your lungs.
- Both medicines work through different yet complementary pathways in the lungs to help open airways and keep them open.
ANORO improved lung function more than SPIRIVA† and more than ADVAIR.‡
Individual results may vary. Each product has its own risks and benefits. Please see full Important Safety Information for ANORO ELLIPTA below. ANORO is a dual bronchodilator that includes two medicines, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA). SPIRIVA contains one medicine, a bronchodilator (LAMA). ADVAIR contains two medicines, an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and a bronchodilator (LABA).
†Based on results from 2 of 3 clinical trials comparing ANORO and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER. SPIRIVA contains 1 long-acting bronchodilator and is used to treat COPD and reduce COPD flare-ups.
‡Based on results from 2 clinical trials comparing ANORO and ADVAIR DISKUS 250/50. ADVAIR contains an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting bronchodilator, and it is used to treat COPD and reduce COPD flare-ups.
If you have COPD, talk to your doctor about starting with once-daily ANORO.
ANORO was studied in patients with moderate or worse COPD.