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Brand name: Xolair

Xolair is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) omalizumab. On this page you will find out more about Xolair, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: omalizumab

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Xolair (1 x 150 mg vial, 1 x 1.2 mL inert diluent ampoule), 1 pack

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Allergic Asthma: Children 6 to < 12 years of age - In children aged 6 to <12 years, Xolair is indicated as add-on therapy to improve asthma control in patients with severe allergic asthma who have documented exacerbations despite daily high dose inhaled corticosteroids, and who have immunoglobulin E levels corresponding to the recommended dose range (see Table 10 under Dosage and Administration). Adults and adolescents >= 12 years of age - Xolair is indicated for the management of adult and adolescent patients with moderate to severe allergic asthma, who are already being treated with inhaled steroids, and who have serum immunoglobulin E levels corresponding to the recommended dose range (see Table 10 under Dosage and Administration). Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU): Xolair is indicated for adults and adolescents (12 years of age and above) with chronic spontaneous urticaria who remain symptomatic despite H1 antihistamine treatment.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 active vial & 1 diluent ampoule: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance White to off white cake.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance Clear, colourless solution.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Reconstituted Solution see label for shelf life
Life time 4 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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