Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU) Treatment: Starting XOLAIR (Omalizumab)

XOLAIR CIU Treatment Steps

You and your specialist have decided on XOLAIR to treat your Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria. 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. You can either download the treatment steps here or read them below.

Take a look at the video below and find out the simple 4 steps it takes to go from a prescription of XOLAIR to an injection.

Getting Access to XOLAIR, Step By Step

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. 

XOLAIR Access Solutions can help you understand your health insurance coverage.

XOLAIR Access Solutions can find out:

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

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

If they have to leave a message to call back, to protect your privacy, they may not say that the call is for XOLAIR.

What is a Specialty Pharmacy? 

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

Once you pay your co-pay, the Specialty Pharmacy ships XOLAIR to the place where you tell them you will be treated. You will get a call to schedule an appointment for your treatment. 

*Please note: Your XOLAIR might not come from a Specialty Pharmacy. Instead, your doctor might buy XOLAIR and get paid by your health plan for the cost of the medicine. This process is called “buy and bill.”

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.