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What are the side effects of Tysabri for multiple sclerosis?

Related Topics: Multiple Sclerosis
 

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The most common side effects are:

  • infections
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • joint pain
  • menstrual problems

It is important that patients are observed for one hour after each infusion in case an allergic reaction develops. Symptoms of allergic reactions include hives, itching, breathing problems, chest pain, nausea, flushing, dizziness, and rash.

Besides PML and allergic reactions, other serious side effects include liver damage and serious infections.

As is the case with all medications, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits carefully. Talk to your doctor to determine if this treatment is right for you.

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