Zinbryta

Drug List

Zinbryta

Drug Name

Zinbryta (Daclizumab)

Manufactured By

Biogen

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain type of multiple sclerosis (relapsing multiple sclerosis-MS). Daclizumab belongs to a class of medications known as monoclonal antibodies. It is not a cure for MS but is thought to help by preventing your immune system from attacking the nerves in your brain and spinal cord. It helps decrease the number of episodes of worsening and may prevent or delay disability.

How To Use

Read the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use provided by your pharmacist before you start using daclizumab and each time you get a refill. Carry the Patient Wallet Card with you at all times. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This drug is given by injection under the skin of the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm as directed by your doctor, usually once a month. Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. Remove this medication from the refrigerator and leave it at room temperature for 30 minutes before injecting. Do not warm up this medication any other way such as by heating in the microwave or placing in hot water. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin. Do not inject into any areas of skin that are irritated, tender, red, bruised, infected, scarred, or tattooed. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark the day on the calendar when you need to receive the medication.

Side Effects

Cold symptoms (such as stuffy/runny nose), pain/swelling in your nose/throat/mouth, or red, dry, itchy, scaly skin may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as depression, thoughts of suicide). Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: seizure. This medication may lower your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or make any infection you have worse. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of infections (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills). A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

In Case of Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember if it is within 2 weeks of the missed dose. If it is more than 2 weeks after your missed dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store in the original package in the refrigerator away from moisture. Do not freeze. If you cannot refrigerate this medication, you can store it at room temperature for up to 30 days. Once this medication has reached room temperature, it must not be put back in the refrigerator and must be used within 30 days. Discard any unused portion of this medication. Keep all medications away from children and pets.