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Relvar Ellipta 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.

If your question is not listed then please talk to your doctor for more advice.

  • Do I still take Relvar Ellipta even when I am feeling better?

    Yes, as Relvar Ellipta is a preventative medicine, it will only be effective for as long as you are using it. Therefore, Relvar Ellipta should be used every day and not only when you have breathing problems or other symptoms of COPD and asthma. Do not stop using Relvar Ellipta unless your doctor advises you to, even when you are symptom-free. 

  • When should I take Relvar Ellipta?

    It is very important that you use this medicine every day, as instructed by your doctor. You can take Relvar Ellipta at any time but make sure you take it at the same time every day. This will help to keep you free of symptoms throughout the day and night.

  • What do I do if I miss a dose?

    Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you do forget to take your dose of Relvar Ellipta, take your next dose at the usual time.

  • Can I skip a dose?

    No. Relvar Ellipta is to be taken once daily because it is a preventative medicine to help prevent you from becoming breathless or wheezy. You should always take Relvar Ellipta even on days when you are feeling well.

  • How can I remember to take my medicine?

    Try to build Relvar Ellipta into your daily routine. Some people find that taking it before brushing their teeth in the morning can help jog their memory. In the mean-time, you could set a reminder on your mobile phone, stick a post-it note inside your front door, or ask a family member to remind you.

  • Can I share my medicine with another asthmatic or person with COPD?

    No. Relvar Ellipta has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass Relvar Ellipta on to others as it may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours. You will need to take every daily dose of Relvar Ellipta for your own treatment. If you are taking Relvar Ellipta everyday as you ought to, you should use 12 Relvar Ellipta inhalers per year.

  • Can I take Relvar Ellipta if I’m pregnant?

    Relvar Ellipta should only be considered for pregnant women if the expected benefits outweigh the risks. If you are pregnant, if you think you may be pregnant, or if you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

  • Can I take Relvar Ellipta if I’m breast-feeding?

    It is not known whether this medicine can pass into breast milk. Therefore a risk to breast fed infants cannot be ruled out. If you are breast-feeding, check with your doctor before you take Relvar Ellipta.

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