Side effect(s) of Ocrelizumab

Last Updated on May 11, 2022
Review the side-effects of Ocrelizumab as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Common: Injection site reactions (pain or redness), respiratory infections

Gastrointestinal: Bloating, diarrhea, loss of appetite

Central nervous system: Irritability, lack of interest, difficulty in sleeping or concentrating, depression

Musculoskeletal: Back pain, pain in the extremities

Respiratory: Sneezing, sore throat, cough, difficulty in breathing

Others: Herpes virus related infections, reduced neutrophil counts, skin related infections

Other Precautions :  The infusion rate can be reduced to half for at least 30 minutes in case of mild to moderate infusion reactions.
The prepared solution before infusing should be brought to room temperature. The diluted solution should be stored either in the refrigerator at 2C to 8C for 24 hours or for 8 hours at room temperature including the infusion time.

Drug Name : Ocrelizumab

Ocrelizumab generic Ocrelizumab is prescribed for treating adult patients who suffer from either the remitting or relapsing form or primary progressive form of multiple sclerosis. It is a humanized anti-CD 20 monoclonal antibody which works by stopping some of the cells of the immune system from inducing damage. Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the nerves do not work properly; the patients may feel numbness , lack of muscle coordination, and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control.
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