How does NUCALA work?
NUCALA targets eosinophils, but what exactly does that mean?
What are eosinophils?
Eosinophils [ee-uh-sin-uh-fils] are white blood cells that are a normal part of the body’s immune system.
How do elevated eosinophils play a role in EGPA?
When you have EGPA, your blood eosinophil count is elevated. Elevated eosinophils in your blood can lead to inflammation.
NUCALA specifically targets eosinophils
NUCALA is not a steroid like prednisone. It reduces the number of eosinophils in the blood.
It is not fully understood how NUCALA works.
What to expect during your first NUCALA treatment
In the office
If you want to receive your NUCALA injections from your doctor, you can have NUCALA administered in the office.
It is important to monitor for serious allergic reactions after injection, either in the office or at home. Sometimes serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, can occur hours or days after administration of NUCALA. See risks and side effects.