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A 47-year-old member asked:

what is alemtuzumab for? does it treat ms?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Yes.: Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody directed against a marker on some lymphocytes. It has proven activity against some stages of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (and related diseases) and also on some stages of multiple sclerosis. Alemtuzumab is the generic name. The formulation for MS has the trade name Lemtrada; the one for CLL has the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab).

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Whats campath (alemtuzumab)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Campath (alemtuzumab): Is antibody used by injection to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Causes pneumonia, rash, GI upset, low blood counts.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Campath (alemtuzumab): Alemtuzumab injection may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mouth sores, headache, anxiety, supression of blood counts ( anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, bleeding, infection, muscle pain, etc. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608053.Html.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are side effects of campath, (alemtuzumab) and what premedication is appropriate?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Campath (alemtuzumab): Is antibody used by injection to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Causes pneumonia, rash, GI upset, low blood counts.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Hello.What is the mechanism of alemtuzumab?!

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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 20 years experience
Antibody: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is directed against a specific b- lymphocyte ( a type of white blood cells) receptor called cd-52 and used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia . All patients receiving this drug should get prophylactic antivirals and antibiotics.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Ask your oncologist: Alemtuzumab is dosed in 30 mg vials under the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). It is no longer sold, but is available to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with registered oncologists thru a limited distribution program enforced by the drug maker. It will soon be available through neurologists under the name Lemtrada for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Same drug, lower dose, higher price.

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