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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed into one of your veins.
This medicine is usually given for 2 treatment courses. You will receive this medicine for 5 consecutive days for the first treatment course and for 3 consecutive days about 1 year later for your second treatment course. Each treatment usually takes about 4 hours per day.
You will receive medicines to prevent allergic reactions (eg, steroids) before you start treatment with alemtuzumab.
You must enroll in a prescribing program called Lemtrada™ REMS program in order to begin receiving alemtuzumab. Your doctor will explain the program and have you sign an enrollment form. Be sure to ask your doctor if you have any questions about the Lemtrada™ REMS prescribing program. It is very important that you understand and follow all of the instructions for the program.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.