Discussions that mention xolair

Asthma board


You probably aren't going to check this as you wrote this post a while back, but Zyrtec is actually going off patent at the end of this december. Several other of the meds in this class are as well. This means that generics should be available pretty soon. They are also releasing a Zyrtec-D that will be available over the counter without a prescription. Of course, it would be smarter to get a prescription so you can get the generic which will be available only with a prescription because it will be MUCH cheaper (doesn't make sense does it??)

Another thing, if you have insurance and Singulair, Advair, and Albuterol are failing to control your asthma adequately, there is another drug that you can take called Xolair. It's relatively new and specifically for people with allergy induced asthma. It's an IgE blocker. It has worked wonders for me. I one injection a month in each arm (so two total) and don't know what I'd do without it. This is probably only an option IF you have good insurance though because the shots are about 1000 a piece (so 2000 a month for me)! I have BCBS and they cover them 100% though.