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ANORO ELLIPTA: Inhalation powder

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How This Drug Works
Anticholinergic and Beta Agonist Combinations
Combination medications work in more than one way. Anticholinergics reduce effects of a chemical messenger important for nerves and muscles. Beta agonists stimulate Beta 1 receptors in the heart and Beta 2 receptors in the lungs and bronchial airways.
"Anticholinergics can be used to describe any medication reducing effects of Acetylcholine, a chemical messenger important for nerve and muscle functioning. <br><br> Acetylcholine&#39;s effects are activated when attached to specific receptors. There are two major types of these receptors, nicotinic and muscarinic. Stimulation of nicotinic receptors affects the brains memory centers and skeletal muscles. Stimulation of the muscarinic receptors tightens smooth muscle in the lungs, bladder, eye, stomach and glands. <br><br> Anticholinergic medications can attach to the specific receptors to prevent acetylcholine stimulation generally or in specific locations. While not fully understood, blocking nicotinic receptors may affect memory and body movement. Blocking specific muscarinic receptors causes smooth muscle relaxation. This can lead to greater airflow in the lungs, reduced nausea or motion sickness, fewer urges to urinate, dilation of the pupil in the eyes and reduced bodily secretions."
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What is this medicine?

UMECLIDINIUM; VILANTEROL (ue MEK li DIN ee um; vye LAN ter ol) inhalation is a combination of two medicines that decrease inflammation and help to open up the airways of your lungs. It is for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Do NOT use for asthma or an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for ANORO ELLIPTA: Inhalation powder
Usage by Gender
50.75%
49.25%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.06%
1.15%
21.15%
77.64%
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