Preparing for your first treatment

Adding a medication can feel like a big step. That's why we want to make sure you have the support and information you need to keep your treatment journey on the right track.

As you prepare to begin treatment with NUCALA, you may have a lot of questions. You can download the Doctor Discussion Guide, sign up for your 'Guide to Your First Treatment' below, or grab a notebook to write your questions down. Bring what you've completed to your appointment to allow an open dialogue with your doctor.

What to expect

Before treatment
Before NUCALA can be administered, it needs to be prepared by your healthcare professional. You will receive an injection just underneath your skin (subcutaneously), into your upper arm, thigh, or abdomen.
After treatment
After your injection, you may be asked to stay in the office so your doctor can monitor you for any allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Sometimes serious allergic reactions can occur hours or days later.

MyNUCALA is here to help you along each step of your treatment. Our nurses are available to help answer questions. Simply call 844‐4‐NUCALA* (844‐468‐2252).

We want to help you stay on the right track. If you haven't received your 'Guide to Your First Treatment' from your doctor - sign up for one below.

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Have you discussed NUCALA with your healthcare provider?*

Has your healthcare provider prescribed NUCALA?*

How many injections of NUCALA have you already received?

Date of First Scheduled Injection:

*Nurses are available Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM ET. If you call after hours, a nurse will call you back on the next business day.

What to do prior to your appointment

  1. Confirm your appointment date with your doctor's office.
  2. Plan to wear loose-fitting clothes. Be sure that you're able to easily and comfortably adjust or remove clothing as needed to get to your injection site.
  3. Consider bringing a book, tablet, or something to keep you entertained. Once you receive your injection, you will be asked to stay in the office so your doctor can monitor you for any allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.

Use this appointment tracker to keep things in order.

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Call our Nurse Support Line at

844‐4‐NUCALA (844‐468‐2252).

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

Approved Uses

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.