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I have COPD and am currently taking Advair 250/50 diskus and Spiriva Respimat 2.5 mcg. I was wondering if Incruse Ellipta 62.5 is comparable to either of these because I have several free samples of it.

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I'm taking Spiriva and Advair but my insurance wants the 1500 dollar deductible up front which I cant afford.

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

Advair and Ellipta are comparable actually. Advair Diskus and Breo Ellipta both contain a corticosteroid (fluticasone) to treat the underlying inflammation component of asthma, and long-acting bronchodilators (salmeterol and vilanterol respectively) to prevent the bronchospasm (airway narrowing) component of asthma.

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

Advair Diskus is usually taken twice a day compared to Breo Ellipta which only needs to be taken just once a day.

In the short term it will probably be ok but check with your doctor first. Your dosage of Ellipta of 62.5 seems lower than the usual 100.

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