Nucala is used to treat severe type of asthma called eosinophilic asthma. This is when there are too many eosinophils (a type of disease-fighting white blood cell) in their blood and lungs. Too many eosinophils can cause asthma flare-ups. Nucala works by reducing the number of eosinophils by limiting how many are produced. This reduces symptoms during an asthma attack and how often you get asthma flare-ups.
In Aotearoa New Zealand Nucala is available as an injection, which is given under your skin by a healthcare professional to prevent asthma flare-ups. This type of asthma is rare, and generally occurs in adults.
|Mepolizumab does not give immediate relief from an asthma attack|
|If you have an asthma action plan that you have agreed with your doctor, follow it closely at all times.
For severe asthma symptoms, you should use your reliever inhaler immediately and call an ambulance on 111 or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency clinic.