Natalizumab Dosage

General Information on Receiving Natalizumab

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with natalizumab include the following:
 
  • This medication is given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion). It is usually given once every four weeks.
 
  • The injections are given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting.
 
  • It will take about one hour to receive each natalizumab dose. You will also need to be observed for at least one hour after the dose is given, to make sure you do not experience allergic reactions to the medication.
 
  • Natalizumab solution must be diluted prior to use. The solution should not be used if the medication is discolored, cloudy, or contains particles.
 
  • You can only receive this medication if you, your healthcare provider, and the place you receive your injection are enrolled in a special program called the Touch® program.
 
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. The medication will not work as well if you miss doses.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or natalizumab dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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