Anoro Ellipta is an inhalation powder containing a combination of umeclidinium and vilanterol. Umeclidinium is an anticholinergic. Vilanterol is a bronchodilator. These medications work by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Anoro Ellipta is used to prevent airflow obstruction or bronchospasm in people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Vilanterol may increase the risk of death in people with asthma, but the risk in people with COPD is not known. Seek medical attention if your breathing problems do not improve, or if your symptoms get worse quickly.
Anoro Ellipta will not work fast enough to treat a bronchospasm attack. Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an attack.