Low immune system help?

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Greenmachine
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Low immune system help?

Post by Greenmachine » Tue May 05, 2015 7:09 am

I am not sure how taking tysabri affects us as far as getting infections , flus etc. Have we got no immune system at all or is it just very low?

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Re: Low immune system help?

Post by cheerleader » Sat May 09, 2015 10:58 am

Greenmachine wrote:I am not sure how taking tysabri affects us as far as getting infections , flus etc. Have we got no immune system at all or is it just very low?
Tysabri does not ablate (or get rid of) the entire immune system, Greenmachine--as chemotherapies do. But it does deplete the immune system and leave you open to many more infections--most notably PML, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, herpes and meningitis. Here's the complete prescribing info on Tysabri, and infection risks. http://www.tysabri.com/prescribingInfo

talk this over with your doctor,
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Re: Low immune system help?

Post by Greenmachine » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:55 am

Thanks Cheerleader, the link was very helpful

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