freddygiguere 02/05/18
Last reply 1 month ago
Ocrevus infusion

Hey, so I’m just about to go on a medical trial in Canada for new ms med, but first they are switch me to ocrevus infusion. Any one have information on this med for positive or negative effects?

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marilynlowery
1 month ago

Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus). This humanized immunoglobulin antibody medication is the only DMT approved by the FDA to treat both the relapse-remitting and primary progressive forms of MS. Clinical trials showed it reduced relapse rate in relapsing disease and slowed worsening of disability in both forms of the disease.

Ocrevus is given via an intravenous infusion by a medical professional. Side effects may infusion-related reactions including irritation at the injection site, low blood pressure, fever, and nausea among others. Ocrevus may also increase the risk of some types of cancer, particularly breast cancer.

I am sure that you have, by now, seen this. But, just in case, I copied and pasted for you. Good luck!!!


freddygiguere
1 month ago

@marilynlowery

Ya I’ve read that but thanks a bunch 🙂 👍


marilynlowery
1 month ago

No problem!


vixen
1 month ago

Good luck @freddygiguere, you are lucky as Ocrevus hasn’t been approved in the U.K. from the research I have done, I haven’t come across many negatives about the infusion or effects. In fact it seems to me that some people having it say they actually feel better after, which is not a feature of many DMDs, please keep us posted, and good health!


freddygiguere
1 month ago

@vixen

I’ll keep you all posted. Thanks. I’m more nervous cause they want me to take that infusion plus a new drug trial infusion on the same day.


nessieb73
1 month ago

I’m on ocrevus, in Australia.
Just finished my first two ‘half doses’. These are done two weeks apart.
I felt absolutely fine through the infusion and other than being a bit tired the following day, which I’ve put down to worry about the process, I’ve not had problems whatsoever with it…
Only finished my second half dose this morning though.


freddygiguere
1 month ago

Awesome thanks 🙂

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