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 as a single injection under the skin (subcutaneous) 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.
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.