Iis there anyone who has multiple sclerosis and taking tysabri (natalizumab)?

Tysabri (natalizumab) I dont know the numbers but there are several patients who are taking injections of tysabri (natalizumab).
Possibly 70,000. Don't have the exact numbers, but I have been informed of 65-70, 000 world-wide currently.

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I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and dr wants me on tysabri;what is it?

Tysabri (natalizumab) Tysabri is (natalizumab) injections.It is used to prevent episodes of symptons and slow the worsening of disability in people who have relapsing forms(course of disease where symptoms flare p from time to time)of multiple sclerosis. Read more...
Listen to your doc. Tysabri (natalizumab) is a monoclonal antibody which can decrease relapses, MRI lesions, and disability; and, is the most potent DMT available on the market to treat relapsing/ remitting MS. Risk of an infection called PML, which can be prevented by checking blood studies. If you have MS, this drug will work well and have few if any side effects. Read more...

I have multiple sclerosis, should I take tysabri (natalizumab)? For my medication

Complex . Tysabri (natalizumab) is the most effective medication currently on the market, but has a risk of a bad infection "pml". If you are having progressive problems, such as relapses, or your MRI studies show more lesions, you may well need more potency, especially if you are taking Avonex or copaxone. But all ms pts are different, and a variety of choices are present. An ms specialist can help. Read more...
Maybe. Tysabri (natalizumab) is a highly effective, once-monthly IV therapy for relapsing forms of ms. It is generally used as a second or third line treatment due to the risk of a rare brain infection. However, depending on how your ms is acting, the risk may well be worth it in order to control your disease. This is a decision between you and your treating neurologist. Discuss concerns with him/her. Read more...

Can you tell me about having multiple sclerosis and being tested for the jc virus before starting tysabri (natalizumab)?

SEQUENCE. Tysabri (natalizumab) is most potent MS drug on market, but risk of PML approaches 1 in 90, if 2 yrs of usage, prior chemotherapeutic agents, and positive anti-JCV index test. However, in many others with negative testing, risk is less than 1 in 40,000 at 2 yrs. Positive test does NOT exclude Tysabri (natalizumab), but maybe stop at 18-24 months, and switch to Gilenya at that point. Read more...

Which treatment would you recommend in multiple sclerosis (suggestions by our neurologist: gylenia, tysabri (natalizumab) or fumaric acid - first treatment!)?

None of those. The drugs that i would recommend as a first treatment would either be Rebif or copaxone (glatiramer). These are shots, but they have many years over these meds you mentioned, the are safer than the meds you mentioned and they are likely just as affective. I have been on Rebif for 10 years. Read more...
New paradigm. We now have multiple treatment choices, and this flexibility allows us to achieve far better outcomes. We are obtaining baseline anti-jcv antibodies. If positive, we will likely start with gilenya, if negative, tysabri (natalizumab). When bg-12 comes, may use as a first line item. Drugs such as avonex, rebith, copaxone, likely will be employed later, after the first 5 yrs. I agree with your physician. Read more...