Xolair Omalizumab treatment (1325)

Key points below

How can Xolair help me?

Xolair is a medicine used to treat asthma caused by allergies or hives that do not go away with allergy medicines. It blocks the body’s reaction to allergens. Allergens are anything that cause allergies. Your body makes a natural substance called IgE when exposed to allergens such as pollen, pets, and mold. Xolair binds IgE, to stop it from causing allergy or asthma symptoms. It may take several months for this medicine to work.

Who should get Xolair?

Xolair often helps when:

Who should not get Xolair?

How is it given?

What are the side effects?

Mild side effects may include:

Serious side effects: These include anaphylaxis and do not happen often. They can lead to death if not treated.

You will be taught how to use an EpiPen®. You must show the EpiPen to the nurse before every Xolair shot. You will not be given a shot if you do not have your EpiPen. Carry the EpiPen with you for 48 hours after each visit.

Tell the nurse right away if you have:

Use your EpiPen and call 9-1-1 if any of these symptoms happen after leaving the clinic!

By signing the consent form, you are giving the providers permission to do give Xolair and treat any reactions.

What happens after the shot?

It is important to stay in the clinic after each shot and check with the nurse before leaving.

Important Information


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any concerns or if your child has:

  • Any new symptoms occur after the shot.
  • Special health care needs not covered by this information.