Xolair

Active Ingredient(s): Omalizumab
FDA Approved: * June 20, 2003
Pharm Company: * GENENTECH
Category: Asthma

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Xolair Overview

Omalizumab, sold under the trade name Xolair, is a medication originally designed to reduce sensitivity to allergens. It has been used to try to control severe allergic asthma, which does not respond to high doses of corticosteroids and less widely for chronic spontaneous urticaria. Omalizumab is a recombinant DNA-derived humanized IgG1k monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to free human immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the blood and interstitial fluid and to membrane-bound form of IgE (mIgE)...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omalizumab

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Xolair Hair Loss & Joint Pain

I am taking Xolair for autoimmune disease. I have told my doctor about my severe hair loss and he suggested that it is not because of the Xolair, but instead autoimmune response. I, of course, think it is because of the Xolair have I read a lot of what other people taking the drug have said. Is there any information I can point my doctor to in hopes of getting better/different treatment. ## Hello, Mel! How are you doing? I am very sorry about the problems that you're having. Your doctor just needs to look at the detail prescribing information. It is all listed in there among the side effect information. You may also experience nausea and fatigue. Does anyone else have any advice to add? ## Hi. I have been on xolair for 9 months. I started shedding 5 months in, and it hasn't stop...

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Xolair joint pain

I have been having xolair injections for the past year for serve asthma and ILD every 2 weeks My side affect are serve joint pain ,feet hips,hands , legs neck been having serve numb hands at night which is getting worse the doc thinks this could be carpal tunnel booked in for testing I have gain about 30kg I exercise every 2nd day unable to exercise every day due to soreness I think my lungs benefit from from the xolair 1st week after the injection the next weekCan hardly function Is this common with other long turn use of xolair ## Hello, Craig! How are you? Yes, those are all common side effects of Xolair and they tend to continue as long as someone is under treatment with it. It's also been known to increase the risk of heart failure. Is there anything else I can help with? ## He...

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Xolair neurological reaction

I have a brain injury due to an unfortunate meeting with a moose and my car. I was doing very well. I actually went skiing in February. My last xolair injection was march 1. On march 2, I had to go to the ER because of anaphylaxis. By march 6, I couldn't walk well. I was admitted to the rehab unit at the hospital for 12 days. I am using a walker to get around. Has anyone else had reaction similar, or a neurological reaction? ## Hi, Michele! I am very sorry about what happened to you. Anaphylaxis is actually the main adverse reaction listed for Xolair and it is likely that it is what caused the neurologic problems. Thus, they are basically an indirect result of the Xolair and a direct result of the anaphylactic reaction. Learn more Xolair details here. Anaphylaxis has been known to o...

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Looking For: Personal Experiences with Xolair

I'm doing a presentation on Xolair as a therapeutic antibody, and I would really like to get a first hand account of the impact this medication has on patients, in all areas of life, including: physical health, side effects, quality of life, family/loved ones, mental health, and anything else you may want to include. Any and all information would be extremely helpful. Thank you in advance. ## Hello Katie, I personally haven't used Xolair, but down below are links to a couple threads where people in the community discuss their experiences with the medication. Discuss/Xolair-newby-211789.htm Discuss/Xolair-Omalizumab-Hair-Loss-164886.htm I hope this helps! ## I have asthma and many allergies. Food and environment. I was told that Xolair injections was for moderate to severe persis...

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Xolair WORKS for Chronic Hives

I have had chronic hives for 10+ years. I've taken Prednisone, Benedryl, Zantac, Zyrtec & Several other medications to lesson the effects of this awful curse. Finally decided to try Xoliar 4 days ago. At first my hives were SOOOO much worse! Probably the worst they have been in a year. Then all of the sudden I woke up give free! No medications for 2 days. I know it's not a very long trial period but I want to shout from the rooftops!!! Someone who has this would know the overwhelming feeling to just not take these medications for 1 day & Xolair did it for me. You just have no idea how happy I am!! ## Hello, Madison! How are you? I am so glad that you found something that's helping and I hope it continues for you! I've not had chronic hives, but I have gotten them...

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Xolair for chronic hives and angeoadema

I've been on xolair for three weeks now. I don't have side effects yet but I'm still waiting for it to help me. I have severe GI angeoadema. I only have less than ten plain foods I'm able to eat. And I get hives all the time it's painful to eat and when I swallow, my face tingles. I get itchy after every meal and my hives get worse. I also get horrific hives on my period. I just want to know if xolair will kick in after the second shot? I don't understand why it hasn't helped. ## I'm having the same problem, Stacey. I finally—FINALLY—got my first injection last Friday, April 24, and I'm still waiting for it to start working. It's frustrating because I had to fight so hard to get the stuff to begin with. My next injection will be the hi...

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bloating belly

hi my name is chris l am using xolair l am getting cramps sore joints head aches but am putting wait on as well as stomach bloating also not sleeping well at night is this common ## Hello, Chris! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're experiencing. Everything you've described are listed as being possible side effects of this medication, as reported by the FDA, except the bloating. You may also experience dermatitis, sinusitis and voice changes. Thus, it would be best to consult your doctor to have things checked out to be safe. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I had my first inj. Tuesday. I have extreme flushing and hives on my face to the point that people think I am having a heart attack or something major. Have been taking 7-9 different scripts fo...

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xylair injection

Trial Medication- treament for Chronic Asthma Patients Injection form taken once a month Distributor: Curascript ## The medication Xolair, has now been approved by the FDA to treat this condition. The FDA lists its its typical side effects as possibly including administration site irritation, redness, swelling, and itching. Depending on the severity of your condition, it can be given every 2 to 4 weeks. Are there any questions?

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Xolair and Dizziness

I am on my 4th Xolair shot and I am just starting to piece togther its the cause of my dizziness. Has anyone else had dizziness as a side effect? It comes and goes. I am trying to monitor and will be calling my doctor on Monday to let him know what is going on. ## That can be a normal side effect of this medication, you may also experience nausea, headache, drowsiness, weakness, according to the FDA. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Hives and asthma

Had asthma my whole life, never too bad. Got hives real bad 8 years ago. Xolair is working great for the hives. I have my life back. However, my asthma seems worse. It's hard to tell if it's from the xolair or not. Only side effect I've had is a dislike for alcohol which is fine for me, but it could be another use for this medication. ## As reported by the FDA, there is a chance that it might cause that, though it is very rare. Other more typical side effects may include dizziness, headache, back pain, fever, and hair loss. What medications do you use for the asthma?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Omalizumab
  • Injection: 150mg, 75mg
  • Vial: 150mg/vial, 75mg/vial
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Xolair: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50242-040 Xolair 202.5 mg/1.4ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Genentech, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Omalizumab or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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