Adult Biologic Asthma Treatment in Brooklyn NY
Located at 2833 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Allergy Asthma & Sleep Center for Excellence offers biologic treatment to patients suffering from moderate and severe asthma. Call (929) 298-2202 or book an appointment online.
If you are living in Brooklyn with severe asthma and current short term and long term treatments are not providing you the relief you need, come to Allergy Asthma & Sleep Center for Excellence today to learn more about Biologic Asthma Treatment. Our clinic, under the leadership of Dr. Mayank Shukla, has this new asthma treatment available. Biologics have been recently approved to treat patients who continue to have problems with moderate or severe asthma. It targets a specific molecule, antibody, or cell that is triggering a patient’s asthma outbreak. In some circles, it is also known as precision therapy. Make an appointment today to our asthma clinic in Brooklyn, NY, and see if this treatment is right for you!
What is a biologic medication?
Biologic medication is made from cells of a living organism. These cells are modified to target specific molecules in a patient’s body, causing asthma. These cells can be antibodies, inflammatory molecules, or cell receptors. The goal of this medication is to disrupt the pathway that leads to may asthma symptoms: Inflammation.
When would I need to use a biologic?
If you are having trouble with shortness of breath, frequent coughing, and routine use of rescue inhalers despite continued short term and long term asthma treatments, then biologics may be right for you. They should also be considered if you find yourself frequently visiting the emergency room for asthma relief or if you are using steroids to bring your acute symptoms under control.
What are the benefits of a biologic medication?
If treatment with biologic medication is successful, many patients report they have to visit the emergency room less and have less of a need for oral steroids to control their asthma. Many patients also report a reduced need for controller medication and less missed days of school or work. All in all, biologics will likely improve your overall quality of life and in some cases, improve overall lung function.
Are there restrictions for biologic medications to treat asthma?
Before we can begin treatment, skin prick testing and blood screenings are needed so our providers can select the best biologic for you. Most biologics can be prescribed for patients who are 12 or older. Certain biologics, however, can be given for those as young as six or must wait until a patient is at least 18. Our doctor will discuss with you which biologic is right for you to treat your asthma symptoms.
How are biologics medications administered?
Unlike other medications used to treat asthma, most biologics are administered via an IV infusion or injection at our clinic. You may need to wait 30 minutes to two hours at our clinic after the procedure for observation. Our providers will want to make sure there are no unforeseen reactions to the administered biologic. If there is, it can be quickly addressed by our staff.
How often will I need to visit your office for a treatment using biologics?
The effects of biologic medication are different with every patient, so the time between treatments do vary. In most cases, you will need to visit Allergy Asthma & Sleep Center for Excellence in Brooklyn every two to eight weeks for treatment.
Every biologic medication is different, and their effects on patients.
Are the side effects of biologics?
Research has shown that biologics are very safe. Some biologics have a small risk for anaphylaxis, but our providers will prescribe you an epinephrine autoinjector if that is a risk for you. During our evaluation, we will also screen you for certain parasitic infections and check on the status of your varicella vaccination. Other common side effects include fatigue, headache, sore throat, and soreness at the injections site.
Call today at (929) 298-2202 to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!