Your Nucala treatment
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.
Why have I been prescribed this medication?
NUCALA is a treatment option for people who have severe refractory eosinophilic asthma. The decision to prescribe you this medication was based on an assessment of:
You current asthma symptoms, including the number of asthma attacks.
The types of medications you take.
Routine blood tests.
What's different about my new treatment?
- Nucala is an add-on treatment to your other medications, that is specifically suited to your type of asthma (severe refractory eosinophilic asthma).
- It is not an inhaler or an oral tablet. It is given in a single injection in your upper arm, thigh or abdomen by your doctor or nurse, once every 4 weeks.
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.
What benefits might this medicine bring
- Clinical studies have found that for many adults with severe refractory eosinophilic asthma like yourself, this medication may reduce the number of asthma attacks.
- For those patients taking oral corticosteroids to control their asthma symptoms and attacks, this medication may help reduce the daily dose required. Any reduction should be carried out by your doctor.
- This medication may help to improve your overall quality of life.
How will I know if Nucala is working for me?
- All asthma patients should have an asthma action plan. Download your asthma action plan here and fill it in with your doctor or nurse: www.asthma.org.uk/advice/resources/#action-plans
- Keep a written record of your progress to share with your doctor.