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.

During Treatment

Learn about the LEMTRADA infusion treatment procedure

Here’s your infusion-day checklist for the start of your LEMTRADA treatment:

  • Arrive early to sign in and get situated.
  • Take any recommended pre-medications, as directed by your doctor.
  • Get comfortable and stay hydrated throughout treatment.
  • Ask if there is a Wi-Fi password and enter it into your devices. Ask if there is a power supply close to your infusion chair.

During an infusion

Infusions will be administered at a facility with equipment and staff to manage infusion reactions

You will receive your infusion at a healthcare facility with equipment and staff trained to manage infusion reactions, including serious allergic reactions, and urgent heart or breathing problems.

Duration of infusions

You can expect to be there for up to 8 hours or more each day. Before your infusion begins, you will be given certain medications to help reduce the chance of having a serious infusion reaction and to treat them if they happen. It will take approximately 4 hours to receive 1 dose of LEMTRADA.

You will be observed during and up to 2 hours after your LEMTRADA infusion

You will be watched while you receive, and for 2 hours or longer after you receive, LEMTRADA on each infusion day. If a serious infusion reaction happens while you are receiving LEMTRADA, your infusion may be stopped.

LEMTRADA can cause serious infusion reactions that may cause death. Serious infusion reactions may happen while you receive, or up to 24 hours or longer after you receive LEMTRADA.

Medications your healthcare team will prescribe include:

Corticosteroids: To lower your chances of getting serious infusion reactions, your healthcare provider will give you a medicine called corticosteroids before your first 3 infusions of a treatment course.

Antihistamines and fever reducers: These medications may be given prior to your infusion to reduce the chances of infusion reactions, or to treat them if they happen.

Antivirals: You will be prescribed antivirals to take starting on your first day of infusion. Continue taking medications as recommended by your healthcare team.

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Important Safety Information See More

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: