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.
nasal polyps in people 18 years of age and older when medicines to treat nasal polyps called nasal corticosteroids have not worked well enough.
chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU, chronic hives without a known cause) in people 12 years of age and older who continue to have hives that are not controlled with H1 antihistamine treatment.
Xolair is given in 1 or more injections under the skin (subcutaneous), 1 time every 2 or 4 weeks. An observation time is required after every injection, which is typically 1-2 hours.
Potential Side Effects
The most common side effects of Xolair:
In adults and children 12 years of age and older with asthma: joint pain especially in your arms and legs, dizziness, feeling tired, itching, skin rash, bone fractures, and pain or discomfort of your ears.
In adults with nasal polyps: headache, injection site reactions, joint pain, upper abdominal pain, and dizziness.
In people with chronic idiopathic urticaria: nausea, headaches, swelling of the inside of your nose, throat or sinuses, cough, joint pain, and upper respiratory tract infection.
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.
For a full list of potential side effects, please see the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide on the Xolair website.
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