Allergic Asthma Treatment: Starting XOLAIR (Omalizumab)

XOLAIR Treatment Steps

You and your specialist have decided on XOLAIR to treat your allergic asthma. But, there are a few steps that take place before you can get your first XOLAIR injection. This can take about 2 weeks. Let’s break it down.

Steps to Getting on XOLAIR: From Prescription to First Injection

1. Sign the PAN Form

For XOLAIR Access Solutions to work with you, you must complete and submit the Patient Authorization and Notice of Release (PAN) form. Your doctor must also complete a form called the Statement of Medical Necessity (SMN) form. Once we have both the PAN and SMN forms, we can begin working with you and your doctor’s office.

2. Check Coverage

Your doctor’s office, with Access Solutions’ assistance in some cases, can help you understand your health insurance coverage. They can find out:

  • If your health insurance plan covers your medicine
  • How much your co-pay will be

3. Verify Information

Your specialty pharmacy might call you. Make sure you return all calls from the specialty pharmacy. This helps them send your medicine on time.

What is a specialty pharmacy?

A Specialty pharmacy (SP) supplies certain medicines for patients. Some plans require you to use a certain SP to receive your medicine. SPs send your medicine to your doctor’s office or your home. They may also offer other services, such as referrals to patient assistance.

4. Ship XOLAIR to Injection Location

You give your Specialty Pharmacy the shipping address of where you or your child will be getting the XOLAIR injection. Here are some other things you should know about shipping and receiving XOLAIR:

  • Your specialist’s office can tell you the location and address
  • You pay the XOLAIR co-pay to the Specialty Pharmacy when it’s time for XOLAIR to ship
  • The Specialty Pharmacy will ship XOLAIR for you

Patient Assistance Programs

There are options to help you get the medicine your doctor has prescribed. XOLAIR Access Solutions can refer you to patient assistance options.