What is Omalizumab?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Xolair

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Omalizumab is an anti-asthmatic medication used in the treatment of moderate-to-severe, persistent allergic asthma not adequately controlled with inhaled corticosteroids.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 2 1
Chronic idiopathic hives 2 0
Allergies 1 0
Autoimmune urticaria 1 1
Histaminosis (histamine intolerance) 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
4
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omalizumab

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1
Injection site soreness 1
Lightheadedness 1
Rash or skin problems 1
Upper respiratory infection 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omalizumab

Dosage Patients
300 mg monthly 3
150 mg monthly 1
300 mg every other week 1
375 mg every other week 1
monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Omalizumab

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Omalizumab

Duration

Currently taking Omalizumab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Omalizumab

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 1
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omalizumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Formoterol-mometasone (Dulera) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Omalizumab

Mar 21, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergic asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: i am finding unexpected side benefits, improved singing, stronger voice, not dyspneic at rest.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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