I would like to hear from people of their experiences if they went on this injection treatment.
I am unsure if i want to take this medicine. With the list of possible side effects, and more serious side effects.
I had a bad asthma flare up early on in the year. I saw the Respiratory Clinic 2 days ago, and he has offered me the asthma injection, which you have to go to hospital to have it done every 3 weeks.
I asked him about side effects. He said there are some rare ones. But he didn't spell out what any of the possible side effects are.
I went home and googled it. And i saw Xolair or Omalizumab side effects can be:
Common Xolair side effects may include:
1 itching, mild rash;
2 joint pain, bone fractures;
3 arm or leg pain;
5 dizziness, tired feeling;
6 ear pain; or.
7 cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sinus pain, cough, sore throat.
But serious side effects can include:
1. Anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening,
2. Slightly higher risk of heart and brain blood vessel problems, such as mini-strokes, heart attacks, chest pain, high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs and blood clots.