Biologic Therapy Drugs

XOLAIR (Omalizumab)

  • Xolair is a medication for patients with poorly controlled asthma and allergies due to year-round allergens (dust mites, pet dander, or cockroach debris). Xolair blocks the Antibody that causes an allergic asthma response. 
  • Xolair is given as one or two subcutaneous injections (shots given under the skin), depending on the dose prescribed. 
  • Xolair is given every two or four weeks depending on the dose prescribed. 
  • After you receive a dose of Xolair, 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 Xoliar are:
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint aches
  • Fatigue
  • Injection site reaction
  • Severe allergic reaction (Rare)