Test to Monitor Tysabri Levels in Relaps... - My MSAA Community

My MSAA Community

6,646 members16,029 posts

Test to Monitor Tysabri Levels in Relapsing MS Patients, moNATor by Abreos Biosciences, Available in US

bxrmom profile image
bxrmom

This is some great new for Tysabri users! From Multiple Sclerosis News Today email I received today. In part...They found that extending the dosing periods of treatment, from the standard once every four weeks to one infusion given up to every 12 weeks, did help to significantly lower the risk of PML while maintaining treatment effectiveness.

multiplesclerosisnewstoday....

Jessie

3 Replies

I wish this info had come out last year...then maybe I would have been able to stay on Tysabri. My neuro switched me from a 4 week cadence for my Tysabri infusions to an 8 week cadence and my JCV index was improving but my neuro wasn't impressed. So...he wanted me to switch to Ocrevus which I have. Tysabri kept me stable for 5+ years so I didn't want to change. Oh well.

bxrmom profile image
bxrmom in reply to Raingrrl

I'm sorry to hear that Raingrrl It seems like things either come too late or just in time :(

Jessie

Hmm..this is good news. Im waiting approval for Tysabri and will start soon. I wil have to mention this to my neurologist. Thank you & blessings:)

You may also like...