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Nucala injection

  • By lgooden

    I just started the Nucala injection. I’m hopeful that this will help me get off prednisone. Has anyone had any success with this treatment?

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator

    Hi lgooden and thanks for your comment/inquiry. While you may hear back from our community members, I thought you might find it helpful to look over this article on Nucala: https://asthma.net/treatment/nucala/. Please do check back with us and let us know how you’re doing.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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  • By EPayton

    I have been on Nucala for about 28 months now. I was part of a clinical trial and it was so successful for me that I’ve continued on with the support of GSK. I have severe eosinophilic asthma and Nucala is a biologic that reduces the eosinophils in the blood. I have had significantly reduced infections, attacks and no prednisone in 2 years!

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  • By carmentrout

    Hello,
    I have been diagnosed with Eosinophilic asthma
    With chronic rhinitis for the past 2 years. My pulmonologist
    Today said I should either begin Xolair or Nucala.

    I do have allergies and am set up to receive xolair,
    But since my doctor is neutral(?!) i’m Wondering
    Which biological I should begin with? I will speak
    With my ENT, but would appreciate any thoughts/opinions/considerations.
    Thank you!

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    • By Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator

      Hi carmentrout – thanks for your post and sorry for the delay in responding. Sadly, we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety). I’m hopeful that since your post (from March 15), you’ve been started on one of the new medications you mentioned. Are you able to share (with the community) how you’re doing now? We’ll look forward to hearing from you.
      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator)

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  • By SibleyCarla

    I am praying Nucala works for me! Just started injections two months ago! Can’t wait to see if this is the key! I, too, have chronic eosinophilic asthma, chronic rhinitis and allergies. This can be a frustrating existence. If Nucala is the answer, this could make life much more barable for me.

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    • By Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator

      G’evening, SibleyCarla and thanks for your post. It certainly is challenging dealing with asthma, rhinitis and allergies so I see you have your own issues to cope with. We wish you luck and hope that Nucala turns out to be successful for you as well. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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  • By EPayton

    Nucala continues to be a life changer for me. There are now 3 people in my community on it and I always get excited to hear that others are being told about the option.

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  • By carmentrout

    Hello! Has anyone found that Nucala resolves
    Chronic rashes
    Associated with rhinitis /eosinophilia asthma / and allergies?

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  • By lgooden

    I’ve been on Nucala for eight months now, and although I am still on prednisone, I’ve had pneumonia twice and bronchitis multiple times, but I have been able to avoid the hospital. What I’ve found is that I still get sick and have flares, but not to the point that I have to be hospitalized. I am hoping that the longer I am on the injection, it will help control my asthma. I’m still hopeful that one day I will be able to get off the steroids.

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator

    Hi again, lgooden and thanks for sharing your update. We, too, are optimistic for you now that you are being treated with Nucala. We hope you continue to do well. Warmly, Leon (site moderator)

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