Breo Ellipta

Generic name

Fluticasone/Vilanterol

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,331.36

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$6.41

4.64%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Glaxosmithkline

What is Breo Ellipta

This medication is used to prevent and decrease symptoms (wheezing and trouble breathing) caused by asthma and ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema). This inhaler contains 2 medications: fluticasone and vilanterol. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the swelling of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. Vilanterol belongs to a class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists. It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. When used alone, long-acting beta agonists (like vilanterol) may rarely increase the risk of serious (sometimes fatal) asthma-related breathing problems. However, combination inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta agonists, such as this product, do not increase the risk of serious asthma-related breathing problems. For asthma treatment, this product should be used when breathing problems are not well controlled with one asthma-control medication (such as inhaled corticosteroid) or if your symptoms need combination treatment. Before using this medication, it is important to learn how to use it properly. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed. NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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Common Questions About Breo Ellipta

Yes, Breo Ellipta is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Breo Ellipta was $6.41.

The average dose of Breo Ellipta received per year is 212,006,804 units

653,396 Medicare beneficiaries received Breo Ellipta in 2021, which was a -0.02% from 2020

There were 3,064,737 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.05% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $497.04

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Breo Ellipta was $2,331.36

Glaxosmithkline received $1,523,303,704.10

The total amount spent on Breo Ellipta by Medicare is $1,523,303,704.10

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