Are you taking all your asthma medicines* but still struggling with:
- Poor symptom control5
- such as coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, frequent use of a reliever inhaler/medication and waking up at night
- Worsening asthma5
- A flare-up of your asthma, also called exacerbations or severe asthma attacks, when symptoms don't improve and you need to add oral steroids
- Emergency Department visits or hospitalisations5
- Due to the severity of your
*Asthma controller medicines, including high-dose inhaled corticosteroid.
What are eosinophils?
Eosinophils [ee-uh-sin-uh-fils] are normal white blood cells in your body. You may have increased levels of eosinophils, which can worsen inflammation in your lungs. Inflammation can cause severe asthma attacks.11
Your doctor can give you a test that measures eosinophils in your blood to help determine if your asthma is an eosinophilic type. Together, you will decide if adding a different kind of asthma treatment could help.6
Ask your doctor for a simple blood test to see if you should add NUCALA, a treatment designed to target eosinophils.4,6
NUCALA can help prevent severe asthma attacks and reduce the use of oral steroids while maintaining asthma control.10
Did you know?
Repeated asthma attacks and inflammation caused by long-term, uncontrolled asthma can lead to more asthma attacks, or exacerbations.3
What to do now
Most severe asthma can be controlled.3 Tell your doctor about everything you're doing to manage your asthma.
- Tell your doctor when your symptoms get worse
- Tell your doctor when asthma interferes with your daily activities
- Ask for a blood test to see if your asthma is the eosinophilic type
- Ask your doctor if NUCALA may be right for you
- For further information, click here to visit Asthma Control Test website
Telling your doctor about all your symptoms and how they affect your life will lead to the best treatment for your severe eosinophilic asthma.