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Side effect(s) of Mepolizumab

Read the side effects of Mepolizumab as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Pain in the stomach

Central Nervous System: Dizziness, headache

Respiratory: Influenza (a highly communicable viral disease caused by influenza virus which spreads through the air from coughing or sneezing)

Skin: Itchy skin, eczema, and injection site reaction with swelling, pain, redness and burning feeling at the injection site

Musculoskeletal: Muscle pain, backpain and severe weakness

Allergic reactions: Severe allergic reaction like angioedema (swelling under the skin), low blood pressure and bronchospasm may occur

Herpes zoster infection: Shingles could appear in some cases



Other Precautions :  Patients should take medical advice if the asthma is not controlled during the drug treatment.
The reconstituted solution must be checked visually for any particles or clarity.

Drug Name : Mepolizumab

Mepolizumab generic Mepolizumab is a monoclonal antibody used as an add-on maintenance treatment for treating patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. Eosinophilic asthma is a type of asthma where the number of white blood cells called eosinophils is high in the respiratory tract. The asthma can be severe and sometimes non-responsive to steroids. Mepolizumab is an interleukin-5 antagonist. It blocks the binding of interleukin-5 (a molecule produced by immune cells) to the eosinophils and thereby reduces the production, maturation, and circulation of the eosinophils. It is prescribed only for adults and children 12 years older.
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