What is Xolair used for?

Omalizumab is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma that is due to year-round allergens. Controlling symptoms of asthma helps you maintain your normal activities and cuts down on time lost from work or school. Omalizumab may also be used to treat certain growths in the nose (chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps) or to treat hives from an unknown cause (chronic spontaneous urticaria-CSU). Omalizumab is also used in people with a certain type of food allergy (IgE-mediated food allergy) while continuing to avoid food allergens. It may help lower the risk of having serious allergic reactions. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used as an emergency treatment for serious allergic reactions or to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, salbutamol) as prescribed.




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Xolair Frequently Asked Questions

This medication can rarely cause a very serious (sometimes fatal) allergic reaction. This reaction has occurred after the first dose or after later doses, even more than one year after starting treatment. The risk is greater if you have a history of severe allergies to other medications or to foods. Your health care professional will monitor you closely during treatment for any signs of an allergic reaction. Get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), flushing, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, fainting, or rash/hives.

If you have had an allergic reaction to omalizumab, you must never use omalizumab again.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Xolair Dosage and Form Information

150 Mg/Ml
300 Mg/2Ml
150 Mg
150 Mg/Ml
300 Mg/2Ml