Treat severe eosinophilic asthma at its source with NUCALA injections
Have you struggled to keep your severe asthma under control using inhalers and steroid medications? It may be time to try something different. Visit our experienced asthma doctors find out if you are a good candidate for NUCALA injections for severe asthma.
How NUCALA Works
NUCALA works by reducing the number of eosinophils in the blood. Eosinophils are a normal part of the body’s immune system, but when these specialized white blood cells become too abundant, they can trigger inflammation in the lungs and airway. This inflammation can then lead to asthma attacks. If you have a high eosinophil count, NUCALA can help reduce the number of eosinophils in your blood, reduce inflammation, and reduce severe asthma attacks. In most patients, the occurrence of severe asthma attacks will be reduced by more than half.
Treatment with NUCALA Injections
NUCALA injections for severe asthma will be given once every four weeks at our office. Many factors can contribute to severe asthma, so it’s important to continue taking your current asthma medications while receiving NUCALA injections. NUCALA is not a steroid and works differently than these medications. NUCALA works over time and keeping up with your scheduled injections is vital for reaping the fullest possible benefits from this treatment.
Is NUCALA Safe?
Yes, NUCALA is an FDA-approved treatment for severe asthma that is backed up by reliable scientific studies. Some side effects, including severe allergic reactions, have been documented. However, since the injections will be administered in our office under the care of an experienced asthma and allergy doctor, we will be able to monitor you for any signs of an allergic reaction and provide any necessary treatment.
To learn more about NUCALA injections for severe asthma, please contact us at 805-658-9500 and request an appointment.