Incruse Ellipta is a treatment that helps people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) breathe better. 'Incruse' refers to the actual medicine and 'Ellipta' is the easy to use inhalation device. The medicine in Incruse is called umeclidinium, which works to relax the airway muscles, helping to open the airways and let more air come in and out of the lungs.3
Incruse Ellipta is for adults with COPD. It's used as a once daily treatment for the long-term relief of COPD symptoms, such as breathlessness.3
Incruse Ellipta is a dry powder inhaler. This is different to a metered dose inhaler, or 'puffer' which uses a chemical propellant to push the medication out of the inhaler. Incruse needs to be inhaled to ensure the medicine reaches your lungs. Incruse Ellipta does not contain propellants - just your medication. Follow these three very simple steps to breathe better with Incruse Ellipta:3
Open the cover of the inhaler by sliding the cover down to expose the mouthpiece until you hear a click. The counter will count down by one number.
After clicking open, breathe out as far as is comfortable, away from the device.
Put the mouthpiece firmly between your lips and take one long steady breath in through your mouth.
Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for about 3 to 4 seconds, or for as long as you can. Breathe out slowly and gently away from the inhaler. Be careful not to cover the vent with your fingers when inhaling.
Close the inhaler by sliding the cover up and over the mouthpiece as far as it will go.