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.
Our experience with this drug is extensive. We have treated hundreds of patients using Xolair, and we have seen many great results.
Xolair is also approved for hives and Dupixent is approved for eczema.
Other Biologics Treatments
Now there are other biologics available for asthma treatment 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.
Because these products are very expensive, we always check with your insurance company coverage to find out how much this will cost the patient and any copay required. We will not institute treatment unless the patient agrees.
Biologics Can Also Treat Eczema & Hives
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.