Tysabri Infusion

What is Tysabri?

Tysabri (natalizumab) is a novel prescription medicine of the immunosuppressant category used to manage or treat the inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord. Tysabri is the only monoclonal antibody, among the disease-modifying therapies, that are being effectively used clinically to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, the relapsing-remitting MS Multiple Sclerosis or secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Tysabri treatment (natalizumab) by Vitamind Infusion Center helps in reducing the rate of onset of multiple sclerosis and, in turn, reduces the chances of it progressing into relapsing-remitting disease forms of multiple sclerosis. It also helps deal with the severe disability associated with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. It works unlike other Multiple sclerosis MS drugs; however, it has shown more impressive results and may help slow down the disease progression or development of new or worsening symptoms.

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What is Multiple Sclerosis MS?

Multiple Sclerosis MS is a debilitating, chronic inflammatory disease acting on the central nervous system leaving a damaging impact on the brain and spinal cord. It is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system which is characterized by the body's immune system damaging the myelin sheath (protective sheath) around the nerve fibers, thereby, disrupting the normal functioning of the nerve cells.

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis may vary in different patients of MS, owing to the varying degree of impairment of the nerves and the location of such fibers. However, the common symptoms associated with MS are; blurred vision, fatigue, numbness, tingling sensation, etc.

Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

This is the most diagnosed disease form and a highly unpredictable one among other forms of multiple sclerosis. It is characterized by symptoms that come and go in form of waves, making it difficult to manage for the patients. The onset of neurological symptoms in this form is usually persistent for hours, days and sometimes weeks, which is then followed by a period of partial or complete disappearance of the symptoms known as remission. However, the symptoms may appear again (relapse), after some time, and are usually more severe or worse than before.

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

When the course of relapsing multiple sclerosis followed by remissions is overlapped, with no distinction left to differentiate the relapse from the remission period, then the form is termed secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. This form is characterized by an increase in the severity of neurological symptoms, with patients often reporting severe disability. It may not have the remission episodes where the symptoms disappear altogether; however, it may have relapses with the level of symptoms worsening over time.

How does Tysabri work?

Tysabri (natalizumab), an immunosuppressant drug, works by decreasing the activity of the immune system. It does so by inhibiting the white blood cells (leukocytes) from entering the central nervous system, the brain, and the spinal cord.

It reduces inflammation around nerve endings so people have less pain when they move their muscles or stretch them out. The drug also blocks some signals from reaching these areas; this helps stop anything else from happening like muscle weakness due to damage done during attack-like symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Benefits of Tysabri Infusion

Infusing Tysabri into patients with MS multiple sclerosis is a promising new treatment that may delay or prevent the progression of their condition. Infusions can be repeated every few weeks, depending on the doctor's instructions and how well a patient responds to the treatment with Tysabri.

Due to its many benefits, it is used as a treatment option for identified patients of multiple sclerosis.

  • Tysabri is an option for those who have failed to respond or cannot tolerate other treatments.
  • This drug has been shown to reduce the frequency of attacks and relapse of multiple sclerosis, as well as provide some relief during them when they do happen.
  • It also improves the quality of life for many people who take this therapy as per the schedule.
  • It is also done through a series of infusions which means you don't need daily pill-taking as some medications do!

Most Important Information About TYSABRI?

The Multiple Sclerosis Trust and researchers agree that treatment with Tysabri has positive results in treating patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting forms and active secondary progressive disease forms of multiple sclerosis. However, Tysabri has to be used with extreme caution and should only be initiated after a doctor's prescription, as reported, Tysabri increases your risk of getting infections due to the weakened immune system.

Before initiating the Tysabri infusion therapy, certain risk factors should be kept into consideration. Our healthcare professionals at Vitamind Infusion Cente will guide you through all the necessary precautions to ensure the safe and effective use of Tysabri;

  • Immunosuppressant Activity of Tysabri

    It is a well-established fact that taking Tysabri (natalizumab) directly affects your immune system. It suppresses the activity of the first line defender cells, in the brain and spinal cord, by inhibiting them from entering the nervous system. Hence, it may increase the susceptibility of patients to retract other infections.
  • Other Medical Conditions

    It is advised to the patients who are thinking of receiving Tysabri, to be open and honest with their doctor. Tell your doctor about any underlying medical conditions that may weaken your immune system like HIV Infection, lung infection, liver damage, serious allergic reactions, herpes infections, or a patient with such a medical history that needed an organ transplant in life.
  • Drug Associated Risk

    Patients must inform the healthcare professional about the ongoing use of other drugs and any vaccinations taken, to avoid any possible drug interactions with Tysabri. The use of other immunosuppressant drugs shall be avoided when you receive Tysabri treatment in order to avoid aggravating the condition due to the already weakened immune system.
  • Pregnancy or Lactation

    Pregnant or breastfeeding women must get their doctors' advice before initiating the treatment with Tysabri, as there is less or little known data about the release of Tysabri in breast milk or its effects on the fetus.

Who Should Not Get Tysabri Treatment?

You must not go for a Tysabri infusion if you have any one of the following conditions,

  • Immunocompromised and neutropenic patients.
  • Individuals suffering from life-threatening rare brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy PML
  • Individuals reported having allergic reactions to infusion therapies.
  • Individuals having any other serious infections, present or in the near past.

What to expect from Vitamind Tysabri Infusion?

Tysabri is administered by diluting the medicine into the infusion. The recommended dose for an individual is highly specific to the patient's condition, body response, age, or body weight.

The therapy may constitute several infusion sessions, paced over several weeks, depending upon the condition of an individual or how quickly his symptoms recede. However, the dosing schedule for a patient is dependent on the medical condition of the patient.

The therapy usually lasts for 2 -3 hours and may continue for several weeks after the initial dose. During or after an hour of the treatment, a nurse will constantly monitor the patients and check their vitals, or signs of allergic reaction or low blood pressure, to keep them stable or call for emergency medical care if immediate medical attention is needed.

Tysabri Infusion Center Near me

Vitamind Infusion Center in El Paso, TX, provides medically-prescribed infusion treatment for individuals who have multiple sclerosis in a warm and welcoming environment. Our technical staff is trained to work closely with patients to customize a treatment plan for each patient. Once the developmental and health benefits profile of Tysabri, for an individual, outweighs all other conditions then our health team proceeds with the Tysabri Infusion Therapy.

Our team of healthcare providers is devoted to making your experience as pleasant as possible. Before beginning any treatment, we always notify our patients about any potential side effects and answer all of their concerns regarding the treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Some of the most common questions asked about Tysabri Infusion

Tysabri (natalizumab) is a novel prescription medicine of the immunosuppressant category used to manage or treat multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis or active secondary progressive form of the disease. Multiple sclerosis is characterized by blurred vision, fatigue, numbness, tingling sensation, etc.

The therapy usually lasts for 2 -3 hours and may continue for several weeks after the initial dose. During or after an hour of the treatment, a nurse will constantly monitor the patients and check their vitals, or signs of allergic reaction or low blood pressure, to keep them stable or call for emergency medical care if immediate medical attention is needed.

Always follow the dosing schedule as prescribed to you. In case of a missed dose, consult or contact your doctor for the right guidance. Care should always be taken while being treated with Tysabri, as it requires regular monitoring over several weeks to avoid the emergence of any unwanted reactions.

Tysabri is a drug that has shown promising results in treating people with multiple sclerosis and reduce the relapsing forms from appearing. Although the side effects are usually mild and manageable, it's important to know what they can do so you don't become too discouraged by your symptoms or delay diagnosis any longer than necessary!

You should avoid the use of Tysabri if you have a known allergic reaction to the use of it or if you have a brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy PML. Avoid use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have any severe infection or underlying serious and life-threatening medical condition that may exacerbate due to the immunosuppressant action of Tysabri.

The possible side effects of Tysabri are usually mild and manageable. It includes such side effects like fainting, nausea, headache and vomiting. Some people have also reported rashes or itching on their skin after taking the medication which can be avoided by discontinuing the infusion.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

What is Tysabri infusion used to treat?
Tysabri (natalizumab) is a novel prescription medicine of the immunosuppressant category used to manage or treat multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis or active secondary progressive form of the disease. Multiple sclerosis is characterized by blurred vision, fatigue, numbness, tingling sensation, etc.
How long is a Tysabri Infusion?

The therapy usually lasts for 2 -3 hours and may continue for several weeks after the initial dose. During or after an hour of the treatment, a nurse will constantly monitor the patients and check their vitals, or signs of allergic reaction or low blood pressure, to keep them stable or call for emergency medical care if immediate medical attention is needed.

What happens if I miss a dose?
Always follow the dosing schedule as prescribed to you. In case of a missed dose, consult or contact your doctor for the right guidance. Care should always be taken while being treated with Tysabri, as it requires regular monitoring over several weeks to avoid the emergence of any unwanted reactions.
Is Tysabri the best MS multiple sclerosis drug?
Tysabri is a drug that has shown promising results in treating people with multiple sclerosis and reduce the relapsing forms from appearing. Although the side effects are usually mild and manageable, it's important to know what they can do so you don't become too discouraged by your symptoms or delay diagnosis any longer than necessary!
When should I avoid Tysabri?
You should avoid the use of Tysabri if you have a known allergic reaction to the use of it or if you have a brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy PML. Avoid use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have any severe infection or underlying serious and life-threatening medical condition that may exacerbate due to the immunosuppressant action of Tysabri.
What are the side effects of Tysabri?
The possible side effects of Tysabri are usually mild and manageable. It includes such side effects like fainting, nausea, headache and vomiting. Some people have also reported rashes or itching on their skin after taking the medication which can be avoided by discontinuing the infusion.