Side Effects Of Breo Ellipta

5 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

GooblesB Says:
via mobile

I was given a sample of breo ellipta for bronchitis.. just bronchitis. I was on it for 2 days when I ended up in the hospital for severe heart palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, loss of taste.. I completely felt out of it. Elevated blood glucose and low potassium. I was told I was having a bad reaction to the steroid and it would take a few weeks. The heart palpitations and dizziness still come and go but are getting less intense. Panic attacks and depression are still rearing their ugly head. Has this happened to anyone? How long could this possibly take to go away? I have no previous health issues. 32 year old female in good health... So frustrated at this point. They gave me a holter monitor to wear for 2 weeks that I take off and mail back tomorrow. I'm afraid at this point it has thrown my heart rhythm out of wack... But like I said it has gotten less frequent and less intense but still happening. I've been to the ER 4 times.. no heart attack.

Showing Replies 1 - 5 of 5 RSS Feed

Page of 1     Sorted By:
Verwon Says:

How are you doing, now?

Unfortunately, those can be side effects of any steroid class medication, according to FDA reports, you may also experience mood changes, weight changes, and fluid retention.

Are you on any other medications? Did the monitor show anything?

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Angie Says:
via mobile

I have had vertigo/feeling like I am on a boat, panic attacks, trembling, cold and Hot spells, and crying spells. I’ve been to an ENT, having mri tomorrow, and seen a cardiologist. Currently wearing a monitor. These panic attacks are paralyzing and I am truly scared. I started on Breo about 2 months ago and I’m wondering if this is the cause. I am 44yo female. I’m hyper sensitive to medications and trying to research everything. Can you tell me how long it took for the panic attacks to go away after stopping Breo? Hope you’re doing better.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
GooblesB Says:
via mobile

Re: Angie (# 2)

I'm sorry to say this but I was only on it for 2 days and it took close to 8 weeks for it all to completely go away. I definitely had all the side effects you named and my doctor told me I was reacting badly to the medication. I never had a true panic attack before this in my life and I'm still having horrific anxiety and panic attacks. My doctor told me once the body responds that way it is quick to respond like that again. I had a multitude of side effects with that medication and have since learned I am also hypersensitive. My pulmonary doctor completely wrote me off. It took my PCP and seeing a psychiatrist and them working together to get to the bottom of it because it TOOK SO LONG TO GO AWAY! I am no longer having the palpitations but my first initial ER visit, I seriously thought I was going to die the palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath was so bad. I didn't know exactly what was wrong, but it was the palpitations and tachycardia. My heart rate was shooting up to near 200. I've had an echocardiogram and heart monitor, all showed no actual problems with my heart. It was completely med induced. I was also taking a zpak which made everything worse because it causes QT prolongation... Which in turn can cause ventricular arrythmias.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Edie Says:
via mobile

Re: GooblesB (# 3)

My ***** Primary Care just prescribed the Breo inhaler for me. I've been having increasing breathing problems since starting on Eliquis a few months ago. I have a history of shortness of breath due to whooping cough since I was a small child. But, NEVER, EVEN LIVING IN POLLUTED CHICAGO AND INDIANAPOLIS, HAVE I HAD THE KINDS OF ISSUES I'M DEALING WITH NOW!!! Eliquis is pretty self explanatory. Supposed attack of A-FIb. An immediate decision to do the Eliquis AND A HEART ABLATION, with no more investigation into background health. No Ablation. Not yet, maybe not ever. It's been 6 mos and I'm still alive. But, HOW LONG?? SURE I MIGHT DIE OF A STROKE, MIGHT. BUT I SURE AS HECK WILL DIE IF I CAN'T BREATHE!!! I'M ON 5 TYPES OF MEDS TO CONTROL HEART RATE AND BP. ALL OF THEM CAN CAUSE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS. SOME, HEADACHES, HIGH OR LOW BLOOD SUGAR (I'M DIABETIC), ANXIETY, WEAKNESS, VISION PROBLEMS, OH ENOUGH ALREADY YOU GET THE PICTURE.

So yesterday I go to my PC and what does she do? Stop Arnuity Ellipta, a steroid. Start Breo, a steroid. Duh?? Mentions three meds I take in conjunction with my reason to visit. SHORTNESS OF BREATH!! But, doesn't go into the fact that these meds also can contribute to SHORTNESS OF BREATH!! Do they read about the effects of these medications or do they just take the Pharmaceutical Salesmans word on it??? Now, I'm 70 and on SS, so, liking conspiracy theories, could this be a way to thin the aging population? Incompetence?? Indifference?? I'm getting to the point where I have NO TRUST IN ANYONE IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION. AND, TO TOP IT OFF, MY CARDIOLOGIST WAS UPSET THAT I'M NOT GOING AHEAD WITH A CHEMICAL STRESS TEST TOMORROW!!


Was this helpful?     0     0  
GooblesB Says:

Re: Angie (# 2)

I apologize, I literally just saw this. I hope you're doing better. I'm still having panic attacks. And those are all definate side effects of a steroid. Heart palps, moodstruck swings, anxiety/panic attacks and restlessness. I for one would never take it again. He gave it to me for "bronchitis" and the Z pak as mentioned above, which taking together can cause hell for a patient . I'm 33, no medical issues except for the occasional panic attack as mentoned previously. I meditate and do yoga, it helps. BUT still never had true panic attacks until that dang z pak and breo ellipta. That initial reaction and panic attack changed who I am, because I still struggle with them. I think drs need to be more careful, truly . Because they still keep trying to shove meds down my throat for the anxiety when really.. if I can catch the panic attack and calm myself down. I'm fine for the most part.

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Side EffectsOFValparin 200 Syrup
my baby is going to drink syrup Valparin 200 for 24 months. if any side effects there ? i m afrad and anxious , lack of ... 6 replies
side effectsof isosorbide mono 60 mg
oblong pill with horizontal cut in the middle KU119 ## my blood pressure seem to be dropping 62-67,70 during day and i h... 3 replies
Side effectsof clon q 50
Clomifene citrate 50 mg. & ubidecarenone 50 mg ## Hello my name is Veda ..I am a pcod patient doctor suggested me cl... 2 replies
Side Effectsof Doxyclc Hyc 100mg
what would happen if i was out in the sun for a couple of days? whats the side effects to that? ## Doxycycline is an ant... 1 reply
Side effects of Bactrim
I need to know of any side effects that may occur while taking this medication. ## Are there any risks to taking this me... 473 replies
side effects of cherifer
side effects of cherrifer vitamins ## I chanced upon your site researching for side effects of Cherifer. You sent me an ... 260 replies
Side effects of suboxone
I have been on suboxone now for just under a month. I think it is an amazing drug, i have had no cravings or interest in... 246 replies
Side effects of Wellwoman Original vitamins
I am taking one capsule a day of this vitamin with my breakfast, but have very severe nausea after taking it. Is this co... 178 replies
side effects of amitriptyline tab 10mg
amitriptyline tab 10 mg generic for elavil other than drowsiness ## Common side effects of using Amitriptyline include: ... 117 replies
side effects of epitec
I am bipolar 2 or so they say. I have been taking epiec 200 and rispadol. I have lost the will to live without the depre... 104 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question

with the privacy policy (20191231).

This form will be submitted securely


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 10 April 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA