If your doctor has prescribed CINQAIR
® for you, here are some things you can do to prepare for your treatment appointment.
Before Your Infusion
Confirm the time and place for your appointment with your doctor’s office or treatment location.
Check with your doctor to see if it is okay to eat before your appointment.
Drink plenty of water ahead of time to be sure you’re hydrated.
What to Bring
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your treatment.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.
Bring a list of medications you are taking.
Avoid perfumes and fragrances—others may be allergic.
Bring a sweater or blanket—it may be cool inside.
Have emergency contact information available.
Take along a tablet computer, a book, or magazine.
Bring some music and headphones.
Download a Guide to Preparing for your Infusion
During Your Infusion
Each infusion lasts about 20 to 50 minutes.
A healthcare professional will always be there to:
Check your weight
on the day of your infusion to make sure the dose of CINQAIR
® is personalized for you.
Record your vital signs
and make sure you’re comfortable.
Routinely monitor you
during the infusion and for an appropriate time afterwards for any signs of an allergic reaction.
If you experience any reaction, contact your healthcare provider right away. Allergic reactions, including serious allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis, can happen anytime, including right after you receive your CINQAIR
® infusion. These reactions can cause a life-threatening emergency.
After Your Infusion
You should be able to resume your normal schedule.
Schedule your infusion treatments for every 4 weeks!
It’s important to stick with the treatment plan your doctor has prescribed, even if you are feeling better.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What is the most important information I should know about CINQAIR
® (reslizumab) Injection?
CINQAIR can cause serious side effects, including:
Serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Serious allergic reactions can happen right after you receive your CINQAIR infusion. These reactions can cause death. Allergic reactions sometimes do not happen right away. Your healthcare provider will watch you during and after you receive your CINQAIR infusion for any signs of a reaction.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may be associated with an allergic reaction:
skin rash (hives)
swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue
symptoms of low blood pressure (fainting, dizziness, light headedness, confusion, fast heart beat)
nausea or abdominal discomfort
What is CINQAIR?
CINQAIR is a prescription medicine used with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of asthma in people aged 18 years of age and older whose asthma is not controlled with the current asthma medicines. When added to other medicines for asthma, CINQAIR helps prevent severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) and can improve your breathing. Medicines such as CINQAIR reduce blood eosinophils. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that may contribute to your asthma.
CINQAIR is not used to treat other problems caused by eosinophils.
CINQAIR is not used to treat sudden breathing problems.
It is not known if CINQAIR is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age.
Do not receive CINQAIR if you are allergic to reslizumab or any of the ingredients in CINQAIR.
See the Full Prescribing Information for a complete list of the ingredients in CINQAIR.
Before receiving CINQAIR, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
are taking oral or inhaled corticosteroid medicines.
Do not stop taking your corticosteroid unless your healthcare provider tells you to stop. This may cause other symptoms that were controlled by the corticosteroid medicine to come back. have or have had cancer (malignancy).
have a parasitic (helminth) infection.
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if CINQAIR will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant during your treatment with CINQAIR.
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if CINQAIR passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will receive CINQAIR and breastfeed. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive CINQAIR.
Do not stop taking your other asthma medicines unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
What are the possible side effects of CINQAIR?
CINQAIR may cause serious side effects, including:
See “What is the most important information I should know about CINQAIR?”
abnormal growth of cells or tissue in your body that may or may not be cancer (malignancy)
The most common side effects of CINQAIR include throat pain.
These are not all the possible side effects of CINQAIR.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at
Please see , including Boxed WARNING for CINQAIR full Prescribing Information ®.
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