Watch for Mix-Ups Between Spiriva Respimat and Handihaler
You'll see two new inhalers, Incruse Ellipta and Spiriva Respimat, for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium, IN-cruise) is a once-daily "controller" med used to open up airways and control COPD symptoms.
Dispense Incruse in its original packaging...and tell patients NOT to remove the inhaler from the foil tray until it's needed. The medicine is sensitive to moisture and could break down if exposed.