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Doctor insights on: Xolair Side Effects

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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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I will be having a Xolair injection,i am VERY scared of the side effects because the shocks that may come with it? Have you seen anyone get a shock?

 I will be having a Xolair injection,i am VERY scared of the side effects because the shocks that may come with it? Have you seen anyone get a shock?

Anaphylactic shock: The acute allergic reaction that rarely occurs after Xolair injection is called anaphylaxis, which can lead to low blood pressure ("Shock"). It is rare, and usually easy to treat if it does happen. That's why the injection should be supervised by the doctor who can treat you if by slim chance you have this allergic reaction. ...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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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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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