XOLAIR is not used to treat other allergic conditions, acute bronchospasm (an asthma attack) or status asthmaticus (a severe asthma attack requiring immediate medical attention). XOLAIR is the only medication specifically designed to treat moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma in patients 6 years of age and older who are uncontrolled with inhaled corticosteroids. It’s also considered an add-on therapy, meaning your doctor would have you take it with your inhaled corticosteroid.
XOLAIR is not a substitute for the medicines you are already taking. Do not change or stop taking any of your other asthma medicines unless your doctor tells you to do so.
Talk to an asthma specialist, such as an allergist or pulmonologist, about diagnosing and treating allergic asthma. An allergist specializes in diseases of the immune system, including allergic diseases such as allergic asthma, and a pulmonologist specializes in diseases of the lungs and breathing, including asthma.
What is XOLAIR? XOLAIR® (omalizumab) for subcutaneous use is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe persistent asthma in people 6 years of age and older whose asthma symptoms are not well controlled with asthma medicines called inhaled corticosteroids. A skin or blood test is performed to see if you have allergies to year-round allergens. It is not known if XOLAIR is safe and effective in people with asthma under 6 years of age.
XOLAIR is not used to treat other allergic conditions or sudden breathing problems.
What is the most important information I should know about XOLAIR?
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:
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 treatment is initiated. Your healthcare provider should talk to you about getting medical treatment if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Do not receive and use XOLAIR if you are allergic to omalizumab or any of the ingredients in XOLAIR.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
These are not all the possible side effects of XOLAIR. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555 or Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation at (888) 669-6682.
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