NUCALA (Mepolizumab)

  • Nucala is a medication for patients with eosinophilic asthma. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that can cause inflammation in the lungs of some patients with asthma. Nucala works by reducing the number of eosinophils in your blood.
  • Nucala is administered as a shot under the skin once every four weeks.
  • After you receive a dose of Nucala, most infusion centers will monitor you for a period of time to make sure you do not have any reactions to the medication. 
  • The most common side effects with Nucala are:
  • Headaches 
  • Injection site reaction 
  • Back pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Severe allergic reaction (Rare)