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FASENRA is an add-on maintenance treatment for patients 12 and older with severe eosinophilic asthma.

How to know if FASENRA is right for you

Do you use rescue inhalers often to control your asthma symptoms?

Have you taken oral steroids like prednisone for your asthma?

Have you had asthma attacks that required emergency care?

FASENRA is not used to treat other problems caused by eosinophils and is not used to treat sudden breathing problems.

A simple blood test can help determine if you have elevated eosinophils and may have eosinophilic asthma. Ask your asthma specialist if FASENRA may be right for you.

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See how people are living life with eosinophilic asthma after starting FASENRA.

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Discuss FASENRA with an asthma specialist

Follow the steps below to start a discussion with an asthma specialist about FASENRA and to get more information on eosinophilic asthma.

REQUEST A REFERRAL

Request a referral from your primary care physician to an allergist or a pulmonologist, or ask for a referral yourself.

HAVE A DISCUSSION

Discuss your asthma symptoms at your asthma specialist appointment. Download discussion guide

DISCUSSING FASENRA WITH YOUR ASTHMA SPECIALIST

Take this checklist to your next appointment with your asthma specialist, so you can both decide if FASENRA may be right for you

Check the box(es) below if you have:

 
  Used rescue inhalers more than 2 days per week to control your asthma symptoms
  Taken oral steroids like prednisone for your asthma in the last 12 months
  Experienced an asthma attack that required emergency room medical care in last 12 months

What are your current asthma medications and how often do you take them?


 
 
 

The discussion guide will include questions for your asthma specialist, like "Could eosinophils be a cause of my asthma?"

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ASK FOR A BLOOD TEST

A simple blood test measures your eosinophil count. Elevated eosinophils may indicate eosinophilic asthma.

RECEIVE HELPFUL EDUCATION

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Before receiving FASENRA, 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 corticosteroid medicines unless instructed by your healthcare provider. This may cause other symptoms that were controlled by the corticosteroid medicine to come back.
  • have a parasitic (helminth) infection.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if FASENRA will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant during your treatment with FASENRA.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if FASENRA passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive FASENRA.
  • are taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
  • Do not stop taking your other asthma medicines unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.

Be an advocate for your asthma

It’s important to be honest with your asthma specialist about your asthma symptoms so he or she can recommend the right treatment. Fill out this simple checklist and take it with you to your next appointment to help guide the conversation.

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Your care team

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Asthma Specialist

Can determine if you have eosinophilic asthma and prescribe FASENRA; either an allergist or a pulmonologist.

Office Coordinator

Works as part of your asthma specialist’s staff to help as needed with insurance coverage and coordinate with the pharmacy to receive your FASENRA prescription.

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Reimbursement Counselor

Provides personal support throughout treatment by reviewing your insurance benefits and finding affordability programs that are right for you.

Specialty Pharmacy Provider

Calls you to confirm treatment and delivers your FASENRA prescription directly to your treatment location.

Important Safety Information

Do not receive FASENRA if you are allergic to benralizumab or any of the ingredients in FASENRA. Do not use to treat sudden breathing problems.

FASENRA may cause serious side effects, including:

  • allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis. Serious allergic reactions can happen after you get your FASENRA injection. Allergic reactions can sometimes happen hours or days after you get your injection. 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 lightheaded (low blood pressure)
    • rash
    • hives

Before receiving FASENRA, 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 corticosteroid medicines unless instructed by your healthcare provider. This may cause other symptoms that were controlled by the corticosteroid medicine to come back.
  • have a parasitic (helminth) infection.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if FASENRA will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant during your treatment with FASENRA.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if FASENRA passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive FASENRA.
  • are taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.

Do not stop taking your other asthma medicines unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.

The most common side effects of FASENRA include: headache and sore throat. These are not all the possible side effects of FASENRA.

APPROVED USE

FASENRA is a prescription medicine used with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of asthma in people 12 years and older whose asthma is not controlled with their current asthma medicines. FASENRA helps prevent severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) and may improve your breathing. Medicines such as FASENRA reduce blood eosinophils. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that may contribute to your asthma.

FASENRA is not used to treat other problems caused by eosinophils and is not used to treat sudden breathing problems. Tell your health care provider if your asthma does not get better or if it gets worse after you start treatment with FASENRA.

It is not known if FASENRA is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.

Please see full Prescribing Information including Patient Information for FASENRA.

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