XOLAIR is an injectable prescription medicine, given under the skin
by a nurse or doctor every 2 or 4 weeks, that treats moderate to
severe persistent allergic asthma in patients 6 years of age or older
whose asthma symptoms are not controlled by asthma medicines called
inhaled corticosteroids. A skin or blood test is performed to see if
you or your child have allergies to year-round allergens. XOLAIR is
not used to treat other allergic conditions, acute bronchospasm or
status asthmaticus. Read the full Medication Guide to learn more.
What Is the Most Important Information I Should Know About
XOLAIR may cause serious side effects, including: Severe allergic
reaction. A severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis can happen
when you receive XOLAIR. The reaction can occur after the first dose,
or after many doses. It may also occur right after a XOLAIR injection
or days later. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition and can
lead to death. Go to the nearest emergency room right away if you have
any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction:
- wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, or trouble breathing
- low blood pressure, dizziness, fainting, rapid or weak heartbeat, anxiety, or feeling of "impending doom"
- flushing, itching, hives, or feeling warm
- swelling of the throat or tongue, throat tightness, hoarse voice, or trouble swallowing
Your healthcare provider will monitor you closely for symptoms of an
allergic reaction while you are receiving XOLAIR and for a period of
time after your injection. Your healthcare provider should talk to you
about getting medical treatment if you have symptoms of an allergic
reaction after leaving the healthcare provider’s office or treatment
Talk to Your Doctor About Allergic Asthma and XOLAIR
Whether you're diagnosed and uncontrolled on inhaled corticosteroids and ready to discuss treatment options or not yet diagnosed and want to know if your asthma is allergic asthma, these discussion guides can help start the conversation between you and your doctor.
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