Fasenra Injection Therapy

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Fasenra is a biologic therapy that is indicated to treat:

  • severe asthma for patients twelve years and older who have an eosinophilic phenotype

What Is Fasenra? 

Fasenra, also known as benralizumab, is a biologic injection therapy that is considered an add-on maintenance treatment for patients 12 and older with severe eosinophilic asthma. 

How Fasenra Works  

Fasenra is designed to target cells in your body called eosinophils, which can be a key cause of severe asthma. 


What Is Fasenra Used For?  

Doctors order benralizumab to treat: 

  • severe asthma for patients twelve years and older who have an eosinophilic phenotype 

Fasenra Injection Dosage and Administration  

Patients receive benralizumab via subcutaneous injection given in the upper arm, thigh, or abdomen. 

Dosage and Frequency  

Each dose of Fasenra is 30 mg/mL.  

The first 3 doses of Fasenra are administered once every 4 weeks, and then once every 8 weeks thereafter. 


Fasenra Injection Side Effects  

As with all medications,side effects are possible.  

Some side effects of Fasenra include: 

  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue 
  • Breathing problems 
  • Fainting, dizziness, feeling lightheaded (low blood pressure) 
  • Rash 
  • Hives  

How To Prepare for a Fasenra Injection  

It is essential that patients inform their physician if they: 

  • Are taking oral or inhaled corticosteroids 
  • Have a parasitic (helminth) infection 
  • Are taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements 

Before treatment, patients should get a good night’s sleep. In addition, they need to drink an adequate amount of fluid and eat a meal before their Fasenra injection treatment at IVX Health. 


How to Get a Referral for Fasenra Injections  

Every Fasenra referral must be accompanied by a physician’s order for treatment. 

  • Patient information should include: 
  • Name 
  • Current address 
  • Home and mobile phone number 
  • Insurance information 

Information the physician must include on the patient’s order for Fasenra injection therapy: 

  • Patient’s name and DOB 
  • Order date 
  • Diagnosis 
  • Physician’s name and NPI# 
  • Office address, phone, and fax numbers 
  • Provider’s signature 

Supporting clinical documentation from the physician should include: 

  • List of current medications treating disease 
  • Lab results showing eosinophil count 
  • Clinicals showing number of asthma exacerbations in the last 12 months 
  • Clinicals showing that the patient has severe asthma and has an eosinophilic phenotype 
  • FEV1 test results 

If you or someone you care about has one of the conditions that Fasenra injections treat, you may want to learn more about injection treatments with benralizumab. To find an IVX Health infusion center near you, please click here. 

Patients chose IVX Health to receive their ongoing Fasenra treatments because:

  • ALL private suites
  • Comfortable recliners, with chairs for guests
  • Evening & weekend appointments
  • Friendly clinical staff deliver personal service
  • Big screen TVs, high-speed WiFi, free snacks

Interested in moving your care to IVX Health?

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Jennifer, Patient at IVX Health

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