Anaphylaxis shock, I'm going to get my 1st shot this week kinda scared with the side affects? Is there anything I should knw about this Medicine. Do you recommend anything.
I don't know anything about contradictions or side effects of Xolair, but I know a lot about anaphylaxis. Anyone can have an anaphylaxis reaction to any thing at anytime in their life. It can even happen if you had been exposed prior and nothing happened. It could be from anything from meds to food to insect bites. You wont know until it happens the first time. And then when it does there are scratch tests and rast blood tests. But these only indicate the probability of how severe it can be . It doesn't tell you will have an allergic reaction. Its used more as a gage to the severity if it does happen. Some people who have anaphylaxis reactions due to their allergen may not be bad one time from a huge exposure but may have an anaphylaxis reaction the time after that with just a minute exposure to their allergen. That's why anaphylaxis is so unpredictable. And these tests produce false positive results as well as false negative results. If you are concerned because you read the side effects and are fearful of taking the drug, discuss with your doctor if the benefits out weight the side effects. People with a known anaphylaxis history are more careful about warnings and possible allergic reactions and are prepared for such issues.
Hope this helps you
- Xolair Information for Consumers
- Xolair Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xolair (detailed)
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