Research has revolutionised the lives of people with asthma


Working with your local Asthma Foundation
  • Can I stop my other asthma medication? - When you start a biologic, you will also need to continue to take your preventer and reliever medication.
  • Do biologics help everyone? - Biologics are a very promising treatment for some people with severe asthma. But that doesn’t mean they will work for everyone.
  • How are biologics given? - Biologics are given by injection into the fat layer just under the skin – called a ‘subcutaneous injection’.
  • Nucala - Nucala® (mepolizumab) is used to treat a type of severe asthma, called severe ‘eosinophilic asthma’, a condition where there are too many eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in the blood and airways.
  • What other severe asthma treatments are there? - There are now new treatments becoming available to treat different types of severe asthma, specifically to reduce asthma symptoms and flare-ups in people with particular types of severe asthma.
  • Who can prescribe biologics? - Biologics can only be prescribed by a hospital-based specialist experienced in treating severe asthma. They are given by injection every 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Xolair - Xolair® (omalizumab) is used to treat severe ‘allergic’ asthma in people who are already being treated with a high dose preventer containing a steroid, but are still experiencing asthma symptoms and still having flare-ups.

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