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Cinqair

Generic Name: reslizumab (res LIZ ue mab)
Brand Names: Cinqair
Cinqair (reslizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that affects the actions of the body's immune system. Reslizumab works by reducing levels of a certain type of white blood cell that may contribute to the symptoms of asthma.
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Drug Information:
Cinqair (reslizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that affects the actions of the body's immune system. Reslizumab works by reducing levels of a certain type of white blood cell that may contribute to the symptoms of asthma. Cinqair is a prescription medicin eused together with other medicines to help control severe asthma. Cinqair is used in people aged 18 years of age and older whose asthma is not controlled by their current asthma medicines. Some people have had allergic reactions to Cinqair during or shortly after the injection. Tell your caregiver if you feel nauseated, light-headed, itchy, or have swelling in your face or trouble breathing. Learn more

Cinqair Side Effects

Cinqair Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about reslizumab. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cinqair.

For the Consumer

Applies to reslizumab: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, reslizumab (the active ingredient contained in Cinqair) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking reslizumab:

Rare

  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • redness of the skin
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of reslizumab may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Throat pain

Incidence not known

  • Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to reslizumab: intravenous solution

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Oropharyngeal pain

Hematologic

Very common (10% or more): Elevated baseline creatine phosphokinase (CPK) (14%)

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anaphylaxis

Immunologic

Common (1% to 10%): Treatment emergent anti-reslizumab (the active ingredient contained in Cinqair) antibody response (low titer and often transient)

Musculoskeletal

Very common (10% or more): Elevated baseline creatine phosphokinase (CPK) (14%)

Common (1% to 10%): Myalgia, chest pain, neck pain, muscle spasms, extremity pain, muscle fatigue, musculoskeletal pain

Oncologic

Frequency not reported: Malignancy

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Cinqair