Spinraza

Drug List

Spinraza

Drug Name

Spinraza (Nusinersen)

Manufactured By

Biogen

Drug Savings

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Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Is used to treat spinal muscular atrophy in adults, children, and infants.

How To Use

Is injected directly into the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid). A healthcare provider will give you this injection. The injection will take about 1-3 minutes to complete, and you may be given a sedative to help you relax. Is usually given in a series of 4 "loading dose" injections, followed by "maintenance" injections. The first 3 loading doses are usually given 2 weeks apart, followed by a 4th loading dose given 1 month later. Maintenance doses are then given once every 4 months.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have: * easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin; * chest pain, shortness of breath; * a red skin rash; or * kidney problems--foamy urine; red or brown colored urine; swelling in your face, stomach, hands, or feet. Nusinersen may affect growth in children. Tell your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine. Common side effects may include: * headache; * back pain; * nausea, vomiting, constipation; or * cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Drug Interactions

Other drugs may interact with nusinersen, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

In Case of Overdose

Since this medicine is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

In Case of Missed Dose

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your nusinersen injection. Your dosing schedule may need to be adjusted to allow for enough time between doses.

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