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Asthma

Xolair Treatment

12/13/2006

Question:

I would like to know if Xolair has been successful in treating someone with aspirin sensitive asthma. I am pretty sure I have an overactive IgE response, and was wondering if I could benefit from these injections.

Answer:

Xolair is not approved for the treatment of asthma associated with aspirin intolerance. Xolair should only be used for allergic (IgE-mediated) asthma,the severity status of which should be moderately severe or severe. It will not have any effect on aspirin intolerance and is contraindicated in this situation.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati