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Asthma frequently asked questions

This page is specifically for patients who have been prescribed Relvar Ellipta. If you are not a patient please return to the public website.

How can I keep doing exercise and playing sports?

To reduce your risk of symptoms when playing sports, increase your exercise level gradually through a fitness programme with the aim of exercising freely at your optimum level.
Remember to always have your quick-acting reliever inhaler (usually blue) with you when exercising, be aware of other triggers such as pollen, and follow the advice from your doctor or nurse in terms of how and when to use your quick-acting reliever inhaler.
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How can I manage my triggers?

Some of the triggers that may affect you include:

  • Alcohol
  • Animals and pets
  • Colds and flu
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Food
  • Female hormones
  • House dust mites
  • Indoor environment
  • Moulds and fungi
  • Pollen
  • Pollution
  • Recreational drugs
  • Sex
  • Smoking and second-hand smoke
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Weather

The AsthmaUK charity website provides more information on understanding triggers in general and how to manage these individual triggers.


References:

  1. http://www.asthma.org.uk/advice-exercise. Date of access: August 2017.

This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Relvar and Ellipta are registered trademarks of the GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies