Has anybody used Trelegy Ellipta and if so what do you think? I’ve been on it for a year now with good results, but my sister says her specialist doesn’t like it. It can cause problems?!
The problem with these triple inhalers may be you can't increase the doseage for a flare up as they contain a LAMA aswell as the steroid and long acting bronchodilator. I've ditched my LAMA inhaler as the first one (Spiriva) gave me high blood pressure after a few months and the second (Eklira Genuair) gave me glaucoma after a couple of years. So your consultant maybe thinking about the limitations of the inhaler if you hit a rough patch and need to up your inhaled steroids or he/she maybe thinking about the side effects of the LAMA medication. Not everyone experiences side effects, I've just been unlucky.
One thing they did was say that if I need a rescue puffer I should use Ventolin. And that has worked fine for many months now. But of course every winter is a chance for things to change. So if that happens I will go back and see the dr.
I have been on Trelegy for several years with no side effects
And it has been very helpful
I would say it has transformed my care
Of course I still have COPD/Asthma but the asthma is far better regulated
Also use ventolin as needed and Carbocisteine and Montelukast
So a big supporter of trekegy