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Trelegy Ellipta frequently asked questions

This page is specifically for patients who have been prescribed Trelegy Ellipta. If you are not a patient, please return to the public website.
If your question is not listed, then please talk to a healthcare professional for more advice.

  • It is very important that you use this medicine every day, as instructed by your doctor. You can take Trelegy 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.

    Trelegy Ellipta should not be used to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing. If you get this sort of attack you must use a quick-acting reliever inhaler (such as salbutamol).

  • Don’t take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you do forget to take your dose of Trelegy Ellipta, take your next dose at the usual time.

  • Try to build Trelegy 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.

  • Yes, use this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. It will only be effective as long as you are using it. Don’t stop unless your doctor advises you to, even if you feel better, as your symptoms may get worse

  • No, the recommended dose of Trelegy Ellipta is one inhalation, every day, at the same time of day. You need to inhale once a day because the effect of this medicine lasts for 24 hours. Don’t stop unless your doctor advises you to, even if you feel better, as your symptoms may get worse.

  • Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Please see the possible side effects section of this site to find out more.

  • No. Trelegy Ellipta has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass your Trelegy Ellipta on to others as it may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.

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.

Trelegy and Ellipta are registered trademarks of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies