XOLAIR Shots: Allergic Asthma Treatment
XOLAIR treatment is an injectable prescription medicine that is given by your allergist to treat your allergic asthma. It is used to treat moderate to severe allergic asthma in patients 6 years of age or older. However, it is not used to treat other allergic conditions.
Your XOLAIR dose will be chosen based on your body weight and the results of your blood test. You will receive around 1-2 injections of XOLAIR every 2-4 weeks, depending on your allergist. If your body weight does not change dramatically throughout the duration of your treatment, the dose and the injection schedule will likely remain consistent.
XOLAIR should only be used with the discretion of your allergist because the use of XOLAIR may cause a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. The reaction may not immediately occur right after the first dose of the medicine and may happen days after your first shot. You will be closely monitored once you receive your XOLAIR treatment to ensure that you are not allergic to the medicine. It is also important to tell your allergist if you have any current medical conditions or illnesses.
Here are the benefits of receiving XOLAIR Shots:
- Decrease the number of asthma attacks in patients
- Reduce or eliminate the need for asthma medications
This medicine should only be injected by your healthcare provider and should be administered in a clinic or a healthcare setting. Dr. Paul Jantzi, a board-certified allergist and immunologist, provides allergy treatments in Texas with office locations in Bastrop, Brenham, College Station, Columbus, Giddings, and La Grange. You can contact him at any of the Brazos Valley Allergy & Asthma Clinics for professional allergy, asthma, and immunology services to patients at six locations throughout the Brazos Valley. They provide the best care and treatment for allergy and asthma.