I've just been prescribed an Incruz Ellipta inhaler as a replacement for the Spivra inhaler. I always got on well with the spivra so am nervous of trying this new one. Has anybody else tried the Incruz and if so were there any side effects?
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Hi gillygirl1. I too have been changed from Spiriva and Seretide to Incruse and Relvar. Personally, I don't think they are as good. They're supposed to last 24 hours, but I find I'm needing an extra neb by mid- afternoon and then having to rely on my bedtime neb instead of another puff of Seretide. I wouldn't say I'm struggling with the changes though. Another thing; the oral thrush has worsened somewhat, and although quite sore, it's a small price to pay for for being able to breathe a bit better.
About 2 years ago my husband who has severe emphysema had his Spiriva changed to Incruse Ellipta following advice from a registrar at his hospital appointment. This was because she felt there was an asthma component in his condition because of one of his test results. He did not get on with it however so asked to change back to Spiriva which he has continued to use. It's down to individual conditions. Some people on here seem to find Incruse very effective so I'd say try it and see how you get on for a couple of months.