Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol) is a brand-name inhaler that’s prescribed for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). The cost of the drug with and without insurance can depend on several factors.

Breo Ellipta contains the active drugs fluticasone furoate and vilanterol. Fluticasone belongs to a drug class called inhaled corticosteroids. Vilanterol belongs to a drug class called long-acting beta2 agonists. Breo Ellipta is not available in a generic version.

Read on to learn about Breo Ellipta and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like other information about Breo Ellipta, refer to this article.

As with all medications, the cost of Breo Ellipta can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:

  • your treatment plan
  • your insurance coverage
  • the pharmacy you use
  • whether Breo Ellipta has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)

To find out what the cost of Breo Ellipta will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Note: If you have insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers Breo Ellipta. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Breo Ellipta in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether the medication is covered. If a drug requires prior authorization but you start treatment without the prior approval, you could pay the full cost of the medication. You can ask your insurance company whether Breo Ellipta requires prior authorization.

Breo Ellipta is only available as a brand-name drug. It doesn’t come in a generic version. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication.

Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.


Brand-name drugs can be expensive because of the research needed to test their safety and effectiveness. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell it for up to 20 years. When the brand-name drug’s patent expires, multiple manufacturers can create generic versions. This marketplace competition may lead to lower costs for generics. Also, because generics contain the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t require the same costly testing.

If you take Breo Ellipta long term, you may be able to lower its cost in the following ways.

Getting a 3-month supply

You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Breo Ellipta. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Using a mail-order pharmacy

Breo Ellipta may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.

If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.

If you need financial support to pay for Breo Ellipta, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:

  • The GSK Patient Assistance Program is available for Breo Ellipta. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 866-GSK-FOR-U (866-475-3678) or visit the program website.
  • Some websites provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services. Two such websites are:

To learn more about saving money on prescriptions with or without insurance, check out this article.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and Breo Ellipta, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Breo Ellipta. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for Breo Ellipta.

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