What is the Onbrez Breezhaler?
The Onbrez Breezhaler is a type of medication used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It comes as a capsule which is inserted into an inhaler. The inhaler then punctures the Onbrez capsule and releases a powder that can then be inhaled.
The treatment is only available as a prescription - so can’t be bought over the counter.
How does the Onbrez Breezhaler work?
The active ingredient in Onbrez Breezhaler is indacaterol. Indacaterol is classed as an ultra long-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist (ultra-LABA) inhaler. This works by relaxing the muscles that surround your airways, which lessens the symptoms of COPD and makes it easier for you to breathe.
Other than being used for COPD, ultra-LABA inhalers are also prescribed to people who have moderate-to-severe asthma. Because the treatment is stronger, it reduces the need for shorter-acting inhalers. You might need to take standard inhalers a few times a day. Onbrex Breezhaler should only need to be taken once a day and will last for 24 hours.
What doses of Onbrez Breezhaler are there?
There are two doses of Onbrez Breezhaler available: a lower dose of 150 micrograms and a higher, 300 micrograms, one. The dosage that you are prescribed will depend on the strength of your symptoms. No matter which dose you’re prescribed, you’ll only need to take the treatment once a day.
If you talk to us about your health, we’ll work with you to find the dosage that’ll have the best effect on your symptoms.