Benralizumab is a new drug being developed for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is administered by injection under the skin and acts by targeting specific proteins that
causes the airway to narrow. If benralizumab is licensed for use in the UK, it could be a new treatment option for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that may improve quality of life and reduce the number of exacerbations.
Asthma is a long-term condition that affects the lungs and breathing. People with asthma have symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Some people have symptoms despite trying various treatments or may suffer from more sudden ‘asthma attacks’. Severe asthma attacks can lead to hospitalisation, and on rare occasions can be life threatening. …