XOLAIR Indication and Important Safety Information
XOLAIR®(omalizumab) for subcutaneous use IS INDICATED FOR adults and adolescents (12 years of age and above) with moderate to severe persistent asthma who have a positive skin test or in vitro reactivity to a perennial aeroallergen and whose symptoms are inadequately controlled with inhaled corticosteroids.
XOLAIR has been shown to decrease the incidence of asthma exacerbations in these patients.
Important Limitations of Use
- XOLAIR is not indicated for treatment of other allergic conditions
- XOLAIR is not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm or status asthmaticus
- XOLAIR is not indicated for use in pediatric patients less than 12 years of age
Important Safety Information
- Malignant neoplasms were observed in 20 of 4127 (0.5%) XOLAIR-treated patients compared with 5 of 2236 (0.2%) control patients in clinical studies of asthma and other allergic disorders.
- In patients ≥12 years of age, the most commonly observed adverse reactions (≥1% more frequent in XOLAIR-treated patients) from 4 placebo-controlled asthma studies were arthralgia (8%), pain (general) (7%), leg pain (4%), fatigue (3%), dizziness (3%), fracture (2%), arm pain (2%), pruritus (2%), dermatitis (2%), and earache (2%).
- The adverse events most frequently resulting in clinical intervention (e.g., discontinuation of XOLAIR, or the need for concomitant medication to treat an adverse event), in either placebo-controlled or other controlled asthma studies, were injection site reaction (45%), viral infections (23%), upper respiratory tract infection (20%), sinusitis (16%), headache (15%), and pharyngitis (11%). These events were observed at similar rates in XOLAIR-treated patients and control patients.
You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.