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What are the side effects of Xolair?

Side effects of Xolair include anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction to Xolair. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include: swelling of your tongue, lips, throat or face; breathing difficulties, including wheezing and tightness in your chest; fainting; anxiety; dizziness; hot skin; a "pins and needles" sensation; and hives or rash. Watch for unusual weakness or easy bruising and bleeding, as these are also serious side effects Xolair. More rare side effects requiring an immediate call to your doctor include feeling numb or unusually weak. Xolair may also cause side effects that do not require immediate medical attention. Your doctor may suggest ways to alleviate these side effects. The most common mild side effects of Xolair include cold symptoms, such as a sore throat; pain in your muscles, joints, ear or at the site of injection; dizziness; headaches; fatigue; a mild, itchy skin rash; and hair loss.

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