30-60 Minutes: Pre-Infusion
- Your healthcare team will check your vital signs, evaluate for
active infections, and ask questions about your overall health
- 30-60 minutes before your infusion, you will be given medications, such as corticosteroids, an antihistamine, and antifever medication to help reduce possible infusion-related reactions
3.5 Hours: During Infusion
- You'll be seated in a supportive chair along with all of your belongings
- Be sure to have some entertainment and snacks on hand to pass the time
- Once you're settled, an IV infusion
needle will be placed in your arm and connected to an infusion
- Your infusion will last about 3 hours and 30 minutes
- If an infusion reaction occurs, your healthcare team may stop or slow the rate of your infusion
- Your healthcare team will monitor you closely from start to finish
1 Hour: Post-Infusion
- For at least 1 hour after your OCREVUS infusion, you will be monitored for any side effects or infusion-related reactions
- It's important to call your healthcare provider right away if
you have any signs or symptoms up to 24 hours after your infusion.
See side effects listed below for a list of possible infusion
The better prepared you are for your infusion, the better your experience will be. The OCREVUS Infusion Checklist offers tips and suggestions to help you.
- itchy skin
- coughing or wheezing
- trouble breathing
- throat irritation or pain
- feeling faint
- redness on your face (flushing)
- swelling of the throat
- shortness of breath
- fast heart beat
You will receive 3 infusions administered by a trained healthcare professional. Your first dose will be split into 2 infusions, 2 weeks apart. Each infusion will last about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Your third infusion will be 6 months later and will last around 3 hours and 30 minutes.
You will receive 1 infusion every 6 months, each lasting about 3 hours and 30 minutes.