What are the biologics?
Biologics are monoclonal antibodies, which are designed to block very specific pathways of the immune system that lead to different health conditions. Biologic medications are considered once other medications have failed to improve a patient’s symptoms.
What are the benefits of biologics?
Common to most biologics is improvement in quality of life. Asthma biologics can result in less need for rescue medication, oral steroid courses and improved lung function. Eczema and hive biologics can reduce rash and itching. Nasal polyp biologics can improve smell, improve airflow through the nose and reduce the need for surgery. Biologics for eosinophilic esophagitis can improve swallowing and reduce cough.
Where and how often are biologics administered?
Most biologics are injections that are given in the arm, leg, or stomach. They can be administered in a physician’s office or even at home, in many cases.
How much do biologics cost?
Biologics are expensive medications, but most patients end up paying a relatively small amount for the significant benefit that they provide. You can also learn more about available clinical trials at Colorado ENT & Allergy, where your treatment may be free of charge.
Contact one of our Colorado Springs or Pueblo West locations to talk to one of our specialists and learn if biologic medicine is right for you.