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Taking TYSABRI

While taking TYSABRI, you only have to think about taking your relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy once every 4 weeks.

TYSABRI administration: How a TYSABRI infusion works

The process of IV infusion is a common and effective way of administering a fluid medication over a specific period of time — in the case of TYSABRI, about an hour.

Each TYSABRI infusion is given by a healthcare professional at one of many TOUCH-approved locations. These include infusion centers, specially equipped doctors' offices, or infusion clinics within hospitals.

During the infusion, fluid flows from a sterile bag through plastic tubing and a small needle into a vein in your arm. It feels a little like having blood drawn, only the fluid is flowing in the opposite direction.

For many, the infusion process can be a time to relax and unwind.

After the infusion, you'll be observed for another hour to make sure you're not having a reaction that may require medical help. During your treatment, you might like to:

  • Have a friend stay with you to chat
  • Read a book or flip through a magazine
  • Do crossword or Sudoku puzzles
  • Listen to music
  • Work on a laptop
  • Watch a movie
  • Take a nap

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Potential Side Effects
Along with benefits, TYSABRI has risks, like a brain infection called PML.
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Patient Medication Guide (PDF) .


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