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What medications can help with treating eosinophilic asthma?

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Usually, you need to take corticosteroid pills, which can have more side effects than an inhaler. Several biologics have been found to be effective in reducing the frequency of eosinophilic asthma attacks. These include:

  • Benralizumab (Fasenra)
  • Mepolizumab (Nucala)
  • Reslizumab (Cinqair)

From: What Is Eosinophilic Asthma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine : “Improving the Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Asthma.”

National Library of Medicine: “Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic asthma: a US perspective.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Asthma,” “The Respiratory System.”

European Respiratory Society, ERJ Open Research: “Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins.”

World Allergy Organization: “Defining Phenotypes: Expanding Our Understanding of Asthma Challenges in Treating a Heterogeneous Disease.”

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Asthma Society of Canada: “All About Inhaled Steroids.”

Mayo Clinic: “Eosinophilia,” “Childhood Asthma.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine : “Improving the Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Asthma.”

National Library of Medicine: “Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic asthma: a US perspective.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Asthma,” “The Respiratory System.”

European Respiratory Society, ERJ Open Research: “Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins.”

World Allergy Organization: “Defining Phenotypes: Expanding Our Understanding of Asthma Challenges in Treating a Heterogeneous Disease.”

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Asthma Society of Canada: “All About Inhaled Steroids.”

Mayo Clinic: “Eosinophilia,” “Childhood Asthma.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

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