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This medication is used with other medications to control and prevent symptoms of severe asthma (such as wheezing and shortness of breath). Controlling symptoms of asthma helps you maintain your normal activities and decreases time lost from work or school. Tezepelumab belongs to a class of medications known as monoclonal antibodies. It helps reduce swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier.This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks or breathing problems. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start using tezepelumab and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is given by injection under the skin of the upper arm, thigh, or abdomen as directed by your doctor, usually once every 4 weeks.If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional and the product package. Wash your hands before using this medication. Remove the medication from the refrigerator at least 60 minutes before you inject it to allow it to reach room temperature. Do not warm up this medication any other way such as by heating in the microwave, placing in hot water, or leaving it in direct sunlight. Do not shake the medication. The medication should be colorless to light yellow. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin. Do not inject into skin that is tender, bruised, red, hard, or damaged. To lessen bruising, do not rub the injection site after a shot. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.If you are regularly using a corticosteroid medication, you should not stop using it unless directed by your doctor. Some conditions (such as asthma, allergies) may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. If you suddenly stop using the corticosteroid medication, you may also have withdrawal symptoms (such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may slowly lower the dose of your corticosteroid medication after you begin using tezepelumab. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark your calendar when you need to use it each month.Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

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