What is Lemtrada?

Lemtrada is used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that predominantly affects the brain and spinal column.

MS attacks the myelin sheath, which is responsible for protecting nerve cells through your central nervous system. As the myelin sheath erodes, nerve cells become damaged,  preventing them from communicating and sending signals to each other. Overtime, this can affect motor skills, speech, bowel function, balance, and vision.

Although lemtrada is not a cure for MS, it is thought to help by preventing lymphocytes from attacking healthy nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord. Lemtrada has been shown to help decrease the number of relapses and may prevent or delay disability progression. 

What does Lemtrada Treat?

  • Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
  • Secondary progressive MS

Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Thyroid problems
  • Swelling of nose and throat
  • Lethargy
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
Click here for additional side effects

Infusion Duration

4 hours

Infusion Cycle

Round 1: 1 infusion a day, 5 days in a row.

Round 2: 1 infusion a day, 3 days in a row.

Additional rounds: 1 infusion a day, 3 days in a row.

What to Expect During Your Infusion

Before your infusion, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Lemtrada infusion

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

Patient Stories