dr Vineet Sehgal
Consultant Pediatric Pulmonologist, IAP Respiratory Chapter

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Omalizumab is a recombinant DNA derived humanized IgG 1k monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to free human IgE in the blood.

Indications

  • Adults and children aged 6yearsand above.
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  • Confirmed IgE dependent allergic asthma , when serum IgE levels are between 30-700. Not indicated for higher serum IgE levels.
  • Severe uncontrolled asthma despite optimal pharmacological and non pharmacological management (including immunotherapy) and appropriate allergen avoidance.
  • Treatment response should be assessed globally. If no response within 4 months of initiating treatment, unlikely that further administration will be beneficial.
  • Omalizumab is administered subcutaneously once every 2 to 4 weeks. The dosing schedule is according to the serum IgE level and body weight of the patient. Extremely expensive, marketed by Novartis. Consult a pulmnologist or an allergist for treatment.

((ERS ATS Task Force)



Posted On: 26/06/2018

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