Ocrevus is a prescription medicine used to treat Primary Progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) and Relapsing forms of (MS) in adults to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease.
Ocrevus is a twice-yearly infusion. The first dose will be split into two treatments for a total of three infusions for the first year. Ocrevus works by targeting specific types of B cells.
Ocrevus is an intravenous infusion that is given every 6 months. Your first dose will be split into 2 infusions, 2 weeks apart. Your appointment may take 4-6 hours due to premedication before your infusion, as well as 1 hour of monitoring post infusion. Every dose after your first will be given as one single infusion six months apart, each lasting 2-4 hours. If you haven’t had any serious infusion reactions with previous Ocrevus infusions, a shorter infusion option is available.
Number of yearly treatments: 2
Potential Side Effects
Infusion reactions are a common side effect of Ocrevus. You will be monitored during your infusion and for at least 1 hour after each infusion for signs and symptoms of an infusion reaction which may include: Itchy skin, rash, hives, tiredness, coughing or wheezing, trouble breathing, throat irritation or pain, feeling faint, fever, redness on your face (flushing), nausea, headache, swelling of the throat, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, fast heart beat
Ocrevus can cause serious side effects including infection.
Although no cases have been seen with Ocrevus treatment in clinical trials, PML (Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy) may happen with Ocrevus.
Before starting treatment with OCREVUS, your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for hepatitis B viral infection.
For a full list of potential side effects, please see the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide on the Ocrevus website.
Before you attend your first appointment at Sage Infusion, please make sure to review the documents below. The Patient Consent Form and HIPAA Privacy Authorization Form need to be filled out and signed ahead of your appointment, whereas the Notice of Privacy Practices, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, and Appointment Lateness and Cancelation are for reference only. Please contact us if you have any questions!
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