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Washout Period???

Washout Period???

I'm looking at swapping from Tysabri to Ritixumab does this require a washout just wondering as dr google hasnt helped?? TIA

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I was on tysabri before I was switched to Tecfidera. I had to wait three months before I could start Tecfidera.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

You will need a 6 month washout period so the one old drug can get completely out of your body before you start the new medicine. Discuss the medicine change and listen to his advice. Also I will say if you're not happy with one neurologist you have the right to change neurologists till you find one that you can trust and do the treatment he suggest. Never stop any medicine without first consulting your dr.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes that's true...but was also told that the patent on Rituximab was running out making it cheaper,,,,but don't know how much it is/will be ?

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Its not covered by our pbs coz its not a ms treatment (so they say)

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I was told 3 months wash out plus Rituximab is very much like Tysabri....but check first with your Neuro

posted about 5 years ago
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