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Nucala (Mepolizumab)

Drug:Nucala Powder Vial for Solution
Dosage:100 mg/ml

Nucala (Mepolizumab) is prescription medication used to treat severe asthma attacks by reducing eosinophils in patients aged 18 years or older. Mepolizumab is the first and only approved biologic agent that targets interleukin-5 (IL-5), which works by reducing the production of interleukin-5 and therefore reducing the inflammation and fluids contribute to the difficult breathing in asthma. It should NOT be used to treat other eosinophilic conditions or sudden breathing problems. Nucala is used when corticosteroids and other asthma medications are not enough to control the symptoms of eosinophilic asthma. Take Nucala exactly prescribed.

Manufacturer Information

We now supply the brand Nucala comes from Canada manufactured by GSK. Nucala is available in vial powder for subcutaneous injection; each ml of solution contains 100 mg mepolizumab. Generic Mepolizumab is currently unavailable.

The most common side effects of Nucala include:
• Back pain;
• Diarrhea;
• Fatigue;
• Headache;
• Sore throat;
• Stomach pain;
• Injection site reactions (burning, itching, redness, pain at the injection site);

If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
• Allergic reactions such as hives, rash, welling of your face, mouth, and tongue;
• Chest pain, cough;
• Dizziness, fainting, feeling light-headedness;
• Fever or chills;
• Pain or difficult urinating;

Do not take Nucala if you are allergic to Mepolizumab or any ingredients in this medication. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before.
• Herpes zoster or shingles;
• Parasite infection;
• If you have NEVER had chickenpox or received a chickenpox vaccine;

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements, especially: an oral or inhaled steroid medicine. This may cause a serious or fatal drug interaction. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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