Omalizumab is an antibody that helps decrease allergic responses in the body.

Omalizumab is used to treat moderate to severe asthma that is caused by allergies in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Omalizumab is not a rescue medicine for treating an asthma attack.

Omalizumab is also used to treat chronic hives (idiopathic urticaria) in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

Omalizumab is usually given after other medicines have been tried without success.

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  • Xolair
  • Rare
    Cough
    difficulty with swallowing
    dizziness
    fast heartbeat
    hives, itching, or skin rash
    malignant tumor
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    tightness in the chest
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Some omalizumab side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Bleeding
    blistering
    body aches or pain
    burning
    chills
    cold or flu-like symptoms
    coldness
    congestion
    discoloration of the skin
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    feeling of pressure
    fever
    headache
    hoarseness
    itching
    leg pain
    lumps
    muscle or joint pain
    numbness
    pain
    pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
    redness
    runny nose
    scarring
    sore throat
    soreness
    stinging
    stuffy or runny nose
    swelling
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    tenderness
    tingling
    ulceration
    voice changes
    warmth
    Less common
    Arm pain
    blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
    body produces substance that can bind to drug making it less effective or cause side effects
    cracked, dry, or scaly skin
    earache
    itching skin
  • (subcutaneous powder for injection)