Anti-IgE is an immunoglobulin with very short half-life present in low amount in the serum of normal healthy individuals. Anti-IgE plays a role in the homeostatic mechanism and also helps in defense of pathogenic organisms. Anti-IgE helps to treat and control allergic disorders such as asthma. Anti-IgE works by secreting cytokinins which render the cells resistant to growth; cytokinins also have prolonged survival.

Anti-IgEs Drugs

Drugs in the class Anti-IgEs are used to perform almost the same function. These drugs should be taken following the prescription by the physician. Overdose or underdose may result into even more severe effects than those indicated above. Consult with your doctor in case of change in the body function in contrary to how the drug you are using should work. Xolair (omalizumab) is the only medicine available in this class of medicines. Xolair has been approved in the treatment of moderate to severe persistent asthma, long-term allergies and routine inhaled steroid.

Anti-IgEs Uses

Anti-IgEs drugs are used in the treatment of adolescent and adult asthmatic patients. Anti-IgEs is also used in the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria. Some of the symptoms of these infections are wheals, hives, skin rash, and angioedema. Anti-IgEs works by binding with the allergen inhibiting their effects in the cells of patients. Anti-IgEs are also used to decrease allergic response in the body. Anti-IgEs is usually used when other medicines have been tried without success. You should not stop using any Anti-IgEs medication suddenly since this will result in unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Anti-IgEs Side Effects

Some people using Anti-IgEs drugs, just like other drugs, may have severe and life-threatening effects. This is due to an allergic reaction to the drug or use of medication that has interaction with Anti-IgEs drug. These effects may start immediately after injection or a few hours after injection. Allergic reaction may occur even after using anti-IgE drugs regularly for a long time. Consult with your doctor if you experience reaction such as:

  • allergic reaction:
  • wheezing,
  • tightness
  • difficulty in breathing;
  • mild rash;
  • anxiousness
  • pain in the ear
  • loss of hair
  • itching
  • bleeding
  • numbness
  • lightheadedness
  • fainting;
  • feeling warmth
  • tingling under your skin;
  • swelling of lips,
  • headache
  • respiratory track infection
  • viral infections
  • pharyngitis

Anti-IgEs Interactions

Most drugs and food substances interact with Anti-IgEs drugs. This may cause severe effect to the body. Some mild interactions are caused by allergic reactions to food and other medication. Anti-IgE drugs should not be combined with other medication unless indicated by the physician. Some drug that may interact with Anti-IgEs include:

  • Mar-Zinc (zinc sulfate)
  • MTE-4
  • chromic chloride hexahydrate
  • copper sulfate
  • manganese sulfate 1`
  • selenium
  • selenium
  • iodide
  • MTE-7
  • MulTE-PAK-4
  • MulTE-PAK-5
  • Peditrace
  • Peditrace-4
  • phytase

Main Anti-IgEs Drugs

Xolair Omalizumab

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