How does Nucala work
This page is specifically for patients who have been prescribed Nucala. If you are not a patient who has already been prescribed Nucala, please return to the public website.
What does Nucala do?
- When eosinophils (white blood cells) move from your blood into your lungs, they can cause your airways to become inflamed, increasing the risk of a severe asthma attack
- Interleukin-5 (IL-5) contributes to the development and survival of eosinophils.
- Nucala blocks IL-5 binding to eosinophils and reduces the number of eosinophils in your blood, leading to less inflammation in your lungs
It's important to note
Always consult your doctor if…
- Your condition changes
- Your symptoms worsen
- You are breast-feeding
- You are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby
- You have any concerns about your treatment
Should I continue my existing medication
- Yes. Nucala is an add-on treatment, which means you should continue to take your other medications as prescribed by your doctor.
- It is recommended that all patients with asthma have an asthma action plan.
- If you have any questions, please ask your doctor or nurse at your next appointment.