Xolair Drug Information
If your allergic asthma has not responded to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids, your healthcare provider may recommend Xolair® (omalizumab). This prescription medication belongs to a class of asthma medications known as monoclonal antibodies. It comes in injectable form and is administered every two to four weeks by your healthcare provider.
Although this product may be an effective asthma treatment, not everyone can use this drug. Xolair's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure a safe treatment. For example, tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies, are taking any other medications, or have plans to travel to an area with a high risk of parasitic infections.
(Click Xolair for more information on this drug. This article covers how it works, lists the factors affecting your dose, and offers some details on what to expect while using it.)