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Omalizumab

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Omalizumab aids in the treatment of asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). It may be prescribed to asthma patients of 6 years and above. It helps in the treatment of moderate to even severe asthma. Although, it will not help to treat other types of allergies and acute bronchospasm. The drug is meant to treat CIU in adults as well as children above the age of 12 years.

To treat asthma, about 75 mg to 375 mg of the drug may be administered in the form of an injection every couple of weeks. In case of adults the dosage may vary as per the weight of the patient.

To treat CIU, about 150 mg to 300 mg of the drug may be administered in the form of an injection every 4 weeks. Treatment with the drug may be continued unless sufficient improvement is witnessed in the patient.

Like all other medicines, the intake of Omalizumab also leads to some side effects such as dizziness, fatigue, pain in the arms and legs, fractures and dermatitis. If you do experience any of these problems, get in touch with your doctor and seek relevant treatment.

In addition to its intended effect, Omalizumab may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Omalizumab as ingredient
Novartis India Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Omalizumab for?
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Popular Questions & Answers

I have problem of hives. Can I get relief from this. If possible then please help me. I am very thankful to you. I went to many doctor .but I found nothing regarding my problem,

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I have problem of hives. Can I get relief from this. If possible then please help me. I am very thankful to you. I we...
When antihistamines don't provide relief, oral corticosteroids may be prescribed. A biologic drug, omalizumab (Xolair), is also approved to treat chronic hives in those at least 12 years of age. For severe hive or angioedema outbreaks, an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) or a cortisone medication may be needed.
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I am suffering from higher Ige levels in my blood and having severe itching and blemished skin on my whole body.

PGD In Ultraasonography, Non Invasive Cardiology Course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
I am suffering from higher Ige levels in my blood and having severe itching and blemished skin on my whole body.
The normal IgE levels fall below 100. Any level above 500 is higher and is suggestive of allergy or parasitic infection. She is currently having abnormally high levels. Her symptoms are suggestive of atopic or allergic dermatitis. It is usually seen secondary to exposure to allergen and subsequent reaction is mediated by IgE antibodies. Her body is known to hypersensitive to certain things. Stinging insects, Aeroallergens (uncommon), Foods and additives like Milk, egg, peanuts, nuts, soy, and wheat are the most common agents to cause such allergic manifestations. Measures for her to reduce IgE levels are- - The triggering factor should be identified and should be avoided. Even a skin allergy test can be useful. - Prompt treatment with anti histamines and glucorticoids during allergic attack. - New intervention has come up which you can discuss with your doctor, i.e. Anti- IgE (omalizumab) and is promising. I suggest you to consult to a skin specialist/ immunologist for further steps of management. Take care and regards.
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Sir I am being suffering from allergy since last 20 days , I had taken consultation and doctor only prescribed me the medicines like atrax 25 mg and elina. But I am not getting cured properly. Mostly this itching and iritation ocvurs in the midnight. Please suggest. Thanks and regards

FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
You can get allergic testing done at a good centre. There after if found allergic to one or two substances then can get relief by immunotherapy. Another option is get total IgE done. If the level is high you will benefit by anti IgE called Omalizumab. This has been recently approved in USA for allergic urticaria.

What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?
Inhaled corticosteroids are the standard treatment for asthma. If taken properly, there are negligible side effects.
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Table of Content

About Omalizumab
When is Omalizumab prescribed?
What are the side effects of Omalizumab?
Key highlights of Omalizumab
Medicines containing Omalizumab
What are the interactions for Omalizumab?