Omalizumab
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Omalizumab?

(oh mah lye ZOO mab)

• This medicine is used to treat moderate to severe asthma. You may not see improvement in your symptoms right away.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• Long-term use may increase your risk of cancer.

• This medicine is nothelpful during an asthma attack.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Risk of infection. Avoid people with infections, colds, or flu.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes...

 
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