How can Tysabri help people with MS?
Tysabri® is a disease-modifying treatment for the relapsing-remitting form of MS. "Disease-modifying" means that it acts to slow the progression of the disease, and so can help prevent MS from getting worse.
Tysabri has been shown in clinical studies to:
- reduce the frequency of relapses
- decrease the number and size of active brain lesions (brain areas damaged by MS) seen on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans
- delay the progression of physical disability
How does this translate into a difference in how you feel? Although you may not notice anything happening to your MS, you may experience fewer relapses, and you may find that your MS does not get worse as quickly.
Who can use Tysabri?
Tysabri is used for the treatment of the relapsing-remitting form of MS. It has not been studied for other forms of MS, such as chronic progressive MS.
It is intended for people who cannot take other MS treatments, or for whom other MS treatments have not worked.
What do I need to know about taking Tysabri?
Tysabri offers a new option for MS treatment, but it is not for everyone. For more information about Tysabri, whether this treatment could be right for you, and how to access the treatment, contact your MS doctor or nurse.
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