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About this Medication
  • Brand Name: Tysabri ® (formerly called Antegren)
  • Chemical Name: natalizumab (na-ta- lie -zoo-mab)
  • Usage in MS: Disease-Modifying Agent
  • Generic Available: No

This medication is given by IV infusion.

Description

Tysabri® is a laboratory-produced monoclonal antibody. It is designed to hamper movement of potentially damaging immune cells from the bloodstream, across the “blood-brain barrier” into the brain and spinal cord.

Tysabri is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a monotherapy (not to be used in combination with other disease-modifying therapies) to treat relapsing forms of MS.

Click here to read the Tysabri Prescribing Information for healthcare professionals.

Click here to read the Tysabri Medication Guide for patients.

Support

Above MS
1-800-456-2255
www.abovems.com

Tysabri Infusion Centers - persons prescribed Tysabri may receive it only through the TOUCH® Prescribing Program. Tysabri’s manufacturer, Biogen, provides an online tool to locate TOUCH-authorized doctors and infusion centers. Perform a search for doctors or infusion centers based on location.

Additional information about PML:

The PML Consortium

PML Registry

Financial Assistance Program

Above MS
1-800-456-2255
www.abovems.com

Additional Resource

National Infusion Center Association - non-profit patient advocacy organization which offers an online Infusion Center Finder to locate centers throughout the U.S. that administer IV/injectable medications. NICA also provides online consumer education to help patients learn more about infusion services.



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