Omalizumab for Asthma

Omalizumab (Xolair®), an injected medication used to prevent asthma attacks, is approved for use in people whose asthma is not adequately controlled by inhaled corticosteroids. Specifically, it is used to prevent allergic asthma, a type of asthma associated with an allergen, such as pollen or dust mites.
 
This medication belongs to a group of drugs called monoclonal antibodies, which work by binding to IgE antibodies -- they play an important role in allergic reactions. Omalizumab is not a cure for asthma; however, it can help reduce symptoms and prevent severe asthma attacks.
 
(Click What Is Omalizumab Used For? to learn more about this asthma medicine's uses, including off-label uses.)
 

Omalizumab for Asthma

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.