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Asthma Medicines

There is no cure for asthma, but it can be controlled with the right treatment plan. Your treatment plan will include avoiding asthma triggers and taking certain medicines.
For proper use, talk to your health care provider or pharmacist or read the prescribing information for your medicines. The most common side effects are listed. For a full list of side effects of a medicine, visit the links under Prescribing Information.

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Note: “Flu” is listed as a side effect for some medicines. But these medicines do NOT cause the flu. The flu is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus. “Flu” may be listed as a side effect because it was reported as one during a drug’s clinical trials, and the FDA requires that it be listed as it was reported. But it may mean “flu-like symptoms” or “respiratory infections.” It is very important that you take your prescribed medicines as directed and get a flu shot every year. If you have any questions about side effects, talk to your health care provider.

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Benralizumab – FASENRA

Benralizumab – FASENRA

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Drug Name: Benralizumab

Brand Name: FASENRA®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Biologics

Form: Injection

Prescribing Info: https://www.fasenra.com/

Possible Side Effects:
Headache
Sore throat


Dupilumab – DUPIXENT

Dupilumab – DUPIXENT

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Drug Name: Dupilumab

Brand Name: DUPIXENT®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Biologics

Form: Injection

Prescribing Info: https://www.dupixent.com/asthma

Notes:
Dupilumab is also used to treat moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis.

Possible Side Effects:
Injection site reactions
Throat pain
High count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia)
Parasitic infections

Dupixent Injection Syringes

Mepolizumab – NUCALA

Mepolizumab – NUCALA

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Drug Name: Mepolizumab

Brand Name: NUCALA®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Biologics

Form: Injection

Prescribing Info: https://www.nucala.com

Possible Side Effects:
Headache
Injection site reactions
Back pain
Tiredness (fatigue)


Omalizumab – XOLAIR

Omalizumab – XOLAIR

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Drug Name: Omalizumab

Brand Name: XOLAIR®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Biologics

Form: Injection

Prescribing Info: https://www.xolair.com/content/xolair/en_us/allergic-asthma.html

Possible Side Effects:
Allergic reaction
Joint pain
Dizziness
Tiredness (fatigue)
Itching
Skin rash
Bone fractures
Ear pain or discomfort

Xolair bottle asthma medicine

Reslizumab – CINQAIR

Reslizumab – CINQAIR

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Drug Name: Reslizumab

Brand Name: CINQAIR®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Biologics

Form: IV Infusion

Prescribing Info: http://cinqair.com/

Possible Side Effects:
Throat pain

Cinqair Biologics asthma medicine

Tezepelumab-ekko – TEZSPIRE

Tezepelumab-ekko – TEZSPIRE

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Drug Name: Tezepelumab-ekko

Brand Name: TEZSPIRE®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Biologics

Form: Injection

Prescribing Info: tezspire.com

Possible Side Effects:
Sore throat
Joint and back pain

Cinqair Biologics asthma medicine

References

Medical Review August 2018.

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