Taking TYSABRI

1 infusion each month (every 28 days)

With TYSABRI, trained healthcare professionals administer your relapsing MS infusion* every 28 days. The actual infusion takes about an hour. You’re then asked to stay for another hour just to make sure you’re not having an infusion-related reaction that may need medical attention.

*Infusion given through a needle placed in your vein (IV infusion).

It’s important to:

dress comfortably and drink plenty of water on TYSABRI infusion day. And remember, the infusion center may be a great place to meet others who are choosing to fight their relapsing MS.

Here are some activities you can do while getting your TYSABRI infusion:

Read books or magazines

Play games

Catch up on sleep

Work on your laptop

Listen to
music

Chat with others

The TOUCH Prescribing Program is in your corner

Because TYSABRI may increase your risk of developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), you can receive it only through the TOUCH® Prescribing Program.

Infusion centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals authorized by the TOUCH program are staffed by nurses who are committed to your safety. In addition to educating you on the potential risks of TYSABRI, they are there to answer any infusion questions you may have and ask you a series of questions before each infusion to make sure TYSABRI is still right for you.

Talk to the nurse before each TYSABRI infusion. Ask questions and share any new or ongoing medical conditions such as:
  • Any new or worsening problems that have lasted several days
  • If you’ve had hives, itching, or trouble breathing during or after an infusion
  • If you’ve had a fever or infection
  • If you are taking any other medications, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements

Refer to the Medication Guide for additional information.