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Indication:Nucala (mepolizumab), an interleukin-5 antagonist monoclonal antibody, is an add-on maintenance treatment for patients 12 years or older with severe asthma and an eosinophilic phenotype. The recommended dosage is 100 mg subcutaneously once every 4 weeks.
Dosage Form:Injection: 100 mg of lyophilized powder in a single-dose vial for reconstitution
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SPIRIVA RESPIMATMarketed by:Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Indication:The FDA expanded the use of Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide inhalation spray) to include long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years and older. The recommended dosage for this indication is 2 inhalations of 1.25 mcg once daily.
Dosage Form:Inhalation spray: 1.25 mcg tiotropium per actuation with the Spiriva Respimat inhaler; 2 actuations equal 1 dose (2.5 mcg)
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BREO ELLIPTAMarketed by:GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance, Inc.
Indication:The FDA expanded the indication of Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/ vilanterol), approving it for the once-daily treatment of asthma in patients 18 years and older. The recommended dose is 1 inhalation of Breo Ellipta 100 mcg/25 mcg or 200 mcg/25 mcg once daily. Breo Ellipta previously received FDA approval for long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and for reducing exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Dosage Form:Inhalation powder (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol): 100 mcg/25 mcg or 200 mcg/25 mcg
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