Over 10 years ago, the first injectable biologic treatment for asthma was introduced to the United States. It is called Xolair and it is approved for treatment of moderate to severe allergic asthma. We have had hundreds of patients on Xolair, and we have seen many great results. Since then, there have been other biologics for asthma such as Nucala, Fasenra, and Cinqair. In order to determine if you are a candidate, we recommend you come in for allergy skin testing as well as blood work as each of the different biologics has different criteria for approval and treatment.
Since these products are very expensive, we always check the insurance company coverage to find out how much the person’s copay might be and we do not institute treatment unless the patient agrees.
Xolair is also approved for hives and Dupixent is approved for eczema.
These are very effective treatments for specific populations of patients, so if you have asthma, eczema, or chronic hives, please call us at (719) 955-6000 or request an appointment to see whether you may receive some benefit from one of these treatments.