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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Fasenra is a prescription asthma treatment medication given as an injection and used to treat eosinophilic asthma where activated white blood cells (eosinophils) cause inflammation of the airways into the lungs. The standard asthma attack symptoms of breathing difficulties, wheezing, and chest pain / tightness apply but the cause of the asthma is different and not related on inflammation or muscle constriction in the same way. The active ingredient in Fasenra – Benralizumab – works by binding to the interleukin-5 receptor in the eosinophils and this signals the body’s immune system to attack and eliminate those cells.
You can Fasenra injection with a prescription, and your lowest Fasenra cost for it will be when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Fasenra dosing is on the schedule of 1 injection administered every 8 weeks
Medication may be self-administered, or given by a doctor
Allow Fasenra pen to warm up to room temperature for 30 minutes before injection
Fasenra pen must be used within 14 days of being removed from refrigerator
Use viewing window on pen to confirm medication in it is clear and colorless before injection
Injection spot can be upper thigh, abdomen (excluding 2” radius around navel), or back of upper arms
Pull cap off pen and keep it to cover needle after injection
Pinch skin at injection site to create a firm injection surface
Place needle guard of Fasenra pen flat against your skin at a 90-degree angle
Press down firmly and listen for an audible ‘click’ sound that indicates the injection has begun
Hold down for approximately 15 seconds and wait to hear 2nd click sound that indicates injection is complete
Lift Fasenra pen straight up and observe needle guard come back down to cover needle
Green plunger should fully fill the viewing window if entire injection has been made
Dispose of pen properly
The active ingredient in Fasenra is Benralizumab
For use with ages 12 and up
Tell your doctor if you are taking any oral or inhaled corticosteroid medications or if you have a parasitic (helminth) infection before starting on Fasenra
Do not stop using medication suddenly because of risk of adrenal crisis. If you are going to stop taking Fasenra you should do it on a schedule as determined by a doctor
Fasenra must be stored in the refrigerator at between 36 degrees F and 46 degrees F. Do not freeze
Fasenra can be stored at room temperature (up to 77 degrees F) for up to 14 days
Be aware of expiry date for medication
There are no established drug interaction risks between Fasenra and other Rx or OTC medications, but it is always best to tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Fasenra injection online.
Side effects from Fasenra are a possibility, and some users may experience injection site pain, headache, mild fever, sore throat, or drug hypersensitivity. If side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again regarding eosinophilic asthma treatment alternatives.