I've been on tysabri infusions a year now and was wanting to know if there's another option aside from infusion.
How is Tysabri given?
Tysabri is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Before you receive your first dose of Tysabri, your doctor may want you to have an MRI to make sure you do not have any signs of a brain infection.
Tysabri is usually given once every 4 weeks. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
After you receive your injection, your caregivers may want to watch you for at least 1 hour in case you have any type of reaction to the medication. An allergic reaction can occur up to 2 hours after your infusion.
Tysabri can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections and help your blood to clot. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill.
While using Tysabri, you may need frequent blood tests. You may also need a brain scan or spinal tap (lumbar puncture) if you develop signs of a brain infection.
It is extremely important that your doctor check you every 3 to 6 months to make sure you are not developing any signs of serious infection. Your doctor may also want to check you for several weeks after you stop using Tysabri. Do not miss any scheduled visits.
- Tysabri Information for Consumers
- Tysabri Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tysabri (detailed)
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