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What biologic drugs for eosinophilic asthma are approved by the FDA?

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The FDA has approved these four biologics. Which one you may take depends on the level of eosinophils in your blood. They are:

?Mepolizumab (Nucala). For an eosinophil count above 150 cells/microliter

?Dupilumab (Dupixent). For an eosinophil count above 150 cells/microliter

?Benralizumab (Fasenra). For a high eosinophil count, above 300 cells/microliter

?Reslizumab (Cinqair). For a very high eosinophil count, above 400 cells/microliter

SOURCES:

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “Asthma Treatments.”

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma Treatment: 3 Steps to Better Control.”

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America: “Oral Corticosteroid Stewardship Statement.”

UpToDate: “Treatment of Severe Asthma in Adolescents & Adults.”

J. Allen Meadows, MD, president, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Rachel Taliercio, DO, pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 3, 2020

SOURCES:

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “Asthma Treatments.”

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma Treatment: 3 Steps to Better Control.”

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America: “Oral Corticosteroid Stewardship Statement.”

UpToDate: “Treatment of Severe Asthma in Adolescents & Adults.”

J. Allen Meadows, MD, president, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Rachel Taliercio, DO, pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 3, 2020

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