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Tysabri Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is natalizumab (Tysabri)?
- What are the possible side effects of natalizumab (Tysabri)?
- What is the most important information I should know about natalizumab (Tysabri)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving natalizumab (Tysabri)?
- How is natalizumab given (Tysabri)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tysabri)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tysabri)?
- What should I avoid while receiving natalizumab (Tysabri)?
- What other drugs will affect natalizumab (Tysabri)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tysabri)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your natalizumab injection.
What happens if I overdose (Tysabri)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving natalizumab (Tysabri)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
What other drugs will affect natalizumab (Tysabri)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially drugs that may affect the immune system such as:
- drugs that weaken your immune system (such as cancer medicine or steroids);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- mercaptopurine (Purinethol);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept);
- azathioprine (Imuran), leflunomide (Arava), etanercept (Enbrel);
- basiliximab (Simulect), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- interferon (Roferon, Intron, Rebetron, Alferon, Avonex, Rebif, Betaseron, or Actimmune); or
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with natalizumab. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about natalizumab.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Tysabri Information
- Tysabri Drug Interactions Center: natalizumab iv
- Tysabri Side Effects Center
- Tysabri Overview including Precautions
- Tysabri FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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