XOLAIR for Allergic Asthma
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?
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
- 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 center.
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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