Mepolizumab (By injection)
Treats severe asthma.
Antiasthma, Immunological Agent (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is to be given only by or under the supervision of your doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Missed dose: Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to mepolizumab.
This medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started. Your doctor may prescribe another medicine for you to use in case of an asthma attack.
If you use a corticosteroid medicine (inhaled or taken by mouth) to control your asthma, keep using it unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Pain, itching, burning, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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