What is Xolair?

Xolair is a monoclonal antibody; it is made up of immune system cells. It is used to treat allergic asthma, chronic hives with no known cause and nasal polyps. The mechanism of action of Xolair is different for allergic asthma versus chronic urticaria. 

When your immune system is affected by an allergen it can overproduce an antibody called IgE. It decreases the availability of free IgE for binding. This overproduction of IgE antibodies then triggers an allergic immune response. 

By blocking IgE from binding to high affinity IgE receptors. Xolair reduces high affinity Ige receptors, limits mast cell degranulation (release of mediators), reduces blood and tissue eosinophils and minimizes the release of inflammatory mediators.  

You will be monitored after every injection for one hour due to the increased risk of anaphylaxis post injection. 

What does Xolair Treat?

  • Allergic asthma
  • Chronic hives
  • Nasal polyps

Side Effects

Side effects may vary based on the condition being treated. Common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue

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Infusion Duration

30 minutes

Infusion Cycle

2 to 4 weeks

What to Expect During Your Infusion

Before your infusion, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Xolair infusion

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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