Discussions that mention xolair

Asthma board

Generally speaking, anyone who has to use their short term bronchodilator on a regular basis (meaning, not as a response to sudden exposure to a trigger, which for very allergic/asthmatic people can happen once a week - just going to the mall, for example, & getting exposed to a perfume) has poorly controlled asthma.

That said, folks with severe, persistent asthma may require use of their short term bronchodilator on a frequent basis in order to prevent or alleviate an attack and therefore stay "in control." These are folks who are already on a lot of controller medications and have an existing protocol. I'm one of those people, or was until I started on Xolair almost 2 years ago. For us, just staying out of the emergency room represents a level of "control."