Brand name: Fasenra TM
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Active ingredients: benralizumab
What it is used for
FASENRA is indicated as add-on therapy in patients aged 12 years and over with severe eosinophilic asthma (blood eosinophil count greater than or equal to 300 cells/microlitre or greater than or equal to 150 cells/microlitre if on oral corticosteroid treatment) (see Section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties [Clinical Trials]).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Do not Shake
- Protect from Heat
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
FASENRA is a clear to opalescent, colourless to yellow solution for injection in a prefilled syringe.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient benralizumab
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
This medicine is under additional monitoring as it is new or being used in a different way. You can help identify new safety information by reporting any side effects you may get.
- You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems.
- For more information on the Black Triangle Scheme and how to report side effects, see www.tga.gov.au/black-triangle-scheme