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What is the difference between xolair and allergy shots?

What is the difference between xolair and allergy shots?

Major differences: Xolair is a shot that with antibodies that bind ige (ige is the antibody that causes asthma and allergy) to help control severe persistent asthma symptoms. Allergy shots are a mixture of allergenic proteins (dust mites, pets, pollens, molds, etc) that increase tolerance to allergens with increasing doses. ...Read more

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First xolair injection - what should I expect?

First xolair injection - what should I expect?

Nothing much: Xolair's effects are felt after 3 months usually, so don't expect much change in your asthma and keep taking the other medications as previously prescribed. It is now necessary to monitor a person for 2 hours after the first 3 injections in the office for anaphylactic reactions, in my experience, it rarely happens. Thereafter you should wait 30 minutes after each. Be patient, it will work. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take xolair while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take xolair while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: There is no evidence that Xolair with affect anything during breast feeding. There is experience in the EXPECT registry of 199 women who received Xolair during the first trimester and they have not noted an increase in any problems. If you are currently pregnant and took Xolair within a month of getting pregnant, go and register and share your experience. www.xolairpregnancyregistry.com ...Read more

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What to do if I was injected with xolair now I'm experiencing unknown side effect?

What to do if I was injected with xolair now I'm experiencing unknown side effect?

Call your doctor: If you are having any problems with Xolair injections you should call your doctor. If you are having trouble breathing, throat swelling or feeling faint go to the ER immediately. ...Read more

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Are there any major side effects of xolair?

Are there any major side effects of xolair?

Anaphylaxis: Biggest is-warning for Anaphylaxis, But newer studies show that just having severe asthma puts you at a risk for anaphylaxis that is greater than the risk of Xolair. Also, the definition for anaphylaxis in the Xolair studies was very broad. Because of this, they recommend you receive it in a doctors office and have injectable epinephrine available. Don't let that scare you. It's very effective. ...Read more

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How lose weight while on Lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, IVIG, Xolair and many others? I have CVID, HIES, IBS, Depression, Spinal Problems + allerigic to NSAids.

How lose weight while on Lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, IVIG, Xolair and many others?  I have CVID, HIES, IBS, Depression, Spinal Problems + allerigic to NSAids.

There Are Many Ways: A full dietary consult is beyond the scope of this answer, but you can help weight loss by exercise, portion control, removing sugary drinks or other high carbohydrate foods from your diet. Bariatric surgery is certainly an option for some. You might also ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a nutritionist for a consult. ...Read more

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How effective is a xolair shot?

How effective is a xolair shot?

Xolair: xolair is very effective if most of your asthma is caused by allergies and is not effective at all if not. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking xolair?

What are the health risks of taking xolair?

Not much-Anaphylaxis: Biggest is-warning for Anaphylaxis, But newer studies show that just having severe asthma puts you at a risk for anaphylaxis that is greater than the risk of Xolair. Also, the definition for anaphylaxis in the Xolair studies was very broad. Because of this, they recommend you receive it in a doctors office and have injectable epinephrine available. Don't let that scare you. It's very effective. ...Read more

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First xolair injection - what should I expect?

Nothing much: Xolair's effects are felt after 3 months usually, so don't expect much change in your asthma and keep taking the other medications as previously prescribed. It is now necessary to monitor a person for 2 hours after the first 3 injections in the office for anaphylactic reactions, in my experience, it rarely happens. Thereafter you should wait 30 minutes after each. Be patient, it will work. ...Read more

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Can you exercise the same day that you get a Xolair injection?

Can you exercise the same day that you get a Xolair injection?

Yes: There is no reason why you cannot exercise with Xolair. The only theoretical precaution is that exercise may increase one's risk for a reaction should one develop an anaphylactic response to Xolair (must be very rare since I have never seen one). Thus a 2-hour wait may be considered. ...Read more