Find an asthma specialist to talk to about NUCALA.

If you have severe asthma, especially the eosinophilic type, your primary care doctor may need to refer you to an asthma specialist. A pulmonologist or allergist is the right expert to help you manage your type of asthma. If you don't have an asthma specialist, click below to find one near you.

If you're doing everything you can for your severe asthma and it still isn't enough, talk to your doctor about your:

Flare-ups
The times when your asthma symptoms worsened or you experienced an asthma attack (exacerbation)
Oral steroids
The times when you had to take oral steroids (like prednisone) to help manage your asthma
Daily activities
The times when your asthma interfered with your day-to-day life

Important Tip

Remember to tell your doctor everything you're doing to manage your asthma, and talk about your goals for treating your asthma.

I was fed up with my asthma getting in the way, so I had an honest conversation with my doctor.

Ask your doctor about NUCALA

As you learn about NUCALA, you'll realize that it's a different kind of asthma medicine. It's an injection you receive in your doctor's office every four weeks, not a steroid or an inhaler. NUCALA prevents severe asthma attacks and helps reduce the use of oral steroids when added to your asthma medications. Your results may vary.

It's important to ask your doctor any questions you may have about NUCALA. Download a Discussion Guide to help start the conversation with your doctor.

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Some questions to ask about NUCALA.

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Talk to your doctor to see if adding NUCALA for your severe asthma is right for you.

Approved Use

NUCALA is an add-on, prescription maintenance treatment for patients 12 and older with severe eosinophilic asthma. NUCALA is not used to treat sudden breathing problems.

Important Safety Information

Do not use NUCALA if you are allergic to mepolizumab or any of the ingredients in NUCALA.

Approved Use

NUCALA is an add-on, prescription maintenance treatment for patients 12 and older with severe eosinophilic asthma. NUCALA is not used to treat sudden breathing problems.

Important Safety Information

Do not use NUCALA if you are allergic to mepolizumab or any of the ingredients in NUCALA.

Do not use to treat sudden breathing problems.

NUCALA can cause serious side effects, including:

  • allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis. Serious allergic reactions can happen after you get your injection of NUCALA. Allergic reactions can sometimes happen hours or days after you get a dose of NUCALA. Tell your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction:
    • swelling of your face, mouth, and tongue
    • breathing problems
    • fainting, dizziness, feeling light-headed (low blood pressure)
    • rash
    • hives
  • Herpes zoster infections that can cause shingles have happened in people who received NUCALA.

Before receiving NUCALA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • are taking oral or inhaled corticosteroid medicines. Do not stop taking your other asthma medicines, including your corticosteroid medicines, unless instructed by your healthcare provider because this may cause other symptoms to come back.
  • have a parasitic (helminth) infection.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if NUCALA may harm your unborn baby.
    • A pregnancy registry for women who receive NUCALA while pregnant collects information about the health of you and your baby. You can talk to your healthcare provider about how to take part in this registry or you can get more information and register by calling 1-877-311-8972 or visit www.mothertobaby.org/asthma.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will use NUCALA and breastfeed. You should not do both without talking with your healthcare provider first.
  • are taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

The most common side effects of NUCALA include: headache, injection site reactions (pain, redness, swelling, itching, or a burning feeling at the injection site), back pain, and weakness (fatigue).

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.