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
Chronic idiopathic hives 4 2
Asthma 2 1
Autoimmune urticaria 2 2
Hives (urticaria) 1 0
Nasal polyps 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 1
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omalizumab

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1
Facial flushing 1
Insomnia 1
Lightheadedness 1
Upper respiratory infection 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omalizumab

Dosage Patients
300 mg monthly 5
150 mg monthly 1
225 mg every other week 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
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Omalizumab

Duration

Currently taking Omalizumab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Omalizumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 4
< $25 1
Not specified 4

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

  • 2 helpful marks
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