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On July 3, 2020 Sanofi Genzyme was notified that our Lemtrada Home Phlebotomy Partner, Examination Management Services Inc., (EMSI) has gone out of business. Because of this, unfortunately, all future Lemtrada Home Phlebotomy (lab draw) visits from EMSI have been cancelled. Patient safety is Sanofi Genzyme’s #1 priority and we are working to provide an alternative phlebotomy solution as well as coordinate alternative testing options for your next monthly lab tests. If you have any questions related to this announcement, please contact your healthcare provider or your One to One Nurse at 1-855-557-2483.

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LEMTRADA is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease, in adults. Since treatment with LEMTRADA can increase your risk of getting certain conditions and diseases, LEMTRADA is generally prescribed for people who have tried 2 or more MS medicines that have not worked well enough. LEMTRADA is not recommended for use in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). It is not known if LEMTRADA is safe and effective for use in children under 17 years of age.

LEMTRADA is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease, in adults. Since treatment with LEMTRADA can increase your risk of getting certain conditions and diseases, LEMTRADA is generally prescribed for people who have tried 2 or more MS medicines that have not worked well enough. LEMTRADA is not recommended for use in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). It is not known if LEMTRADA is safe and effective for use in children under 17 years of age.

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TAKING IT SLOWLY: BE MINDFUL OF POST-INFUSION FATIGUE

By Kimberly, Texas Gal, Born and Raised

Why is it so important to understand how to take care of yourself after your infusion? Well, for one thing, you have got to listen to your healthcare provider and give yourself as much time as you need to recover from the infusions.

After my first round of LEMTRADA infusions, I was anxious to pick up right where I left off before treatment. That was a mistake.

HERE’S WHAT NOT TO DO

An article written by a LEMTRADA patient sharing her experience with post-infusion fatigue
  1. I FORGOT TO TAKE NOTES


    When my first treatment course was finished, I was tired. I couldn’t really concentrate on my healthcare provider’s post-infusion-care speech, and I didn’t take any notes. I just stared blankly and nodded along.
  2. I DOVE RIGHT INTO MY ROUTINE


    The moment I got home, I dove right back into my normal routine.
  3. I HOSTED A DINNER


    The day after my infusions were finished, I invited my family over and planned to cook a nice, big meal to thank them for all their help.
  4. I PUSHED MYSELF TOO HARD


    When my family arrived, they could tell I was a little off. But I didn’t want to abandon my plans, so I tried to keep going. Sure enough, halfway through I started to crash.
  5. I DIDN’T LISTEN TO MY BODY


    I was wiped out. I soon discovered that instead of trying to host a dinner, what my body really needed was to rest and recover.

    When it was time for my second treatment course, I remembered my mistakes and made sure I didn’t repeat them.

HERE’S HOW I DID IT RIGHT THE NEXT TIME

Illustration showing the 3 steps that Kimberly took to help her recover after infusions
  1. I TOOK NOTES


    This time I came prepared. I wrote down my healthcare provider’s instructions. I asked questions and made sure I understood the answers.
  2. I SCHEDULED RECOVERY TIME


    I didn’t try to do too much, too soon. My only plan was to stay home and recover from my infusion. When I felt fatigued, I rested.
  3. I LISTENED TO MY BODY


    After a week or two, I started to feel as if I might be ready to get back to my normal routine. So, I slowly eased back into it, making sure I listened to my body the whole time.

    Listen to your healthcare provider. Ask questions. Take notes (you can use the Healthcare Provider Discussion Guide). And give your body the time it needs to recover after infusions. You’ll thank yourself for it later.
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LEMTRADA can cause serious side effects including serious autoimmune problems. Some people receiving LEMTRADA develop a condition where the immune cells in your body attack other cells or organs in the body (autoimmunity), which can be serious and may cause death. Serious autoimmune problems may include: