What is Leqembi?

On January 6th, 2023 the FDA granted accelerated approval for Lecanemab (Leqembi) which is the second FDA approved therapy for Alzheimer’s disease that specifically targets protofibrils which cluster together and form the protein plaque beta-amyloid 42. 

This protein is involved in the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease by forming plaques which lead to memory loss and brain cell death. The approval of Lecanemab has now allowed healthcare providers like neurologists and neurocognitive specialists, to become proactive in treating and preventing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lecanemab targets beta-amyloid 42 protein (specifically protofibrils –  which are smaller proteins that bind together and form the plaques) and removes these from your brain. 

Studies have shown that these protein plaques are one of the hallmark processes that occur early-on in Alzheimer’s disease and their presence plays a pivotal role in Alzheimer’s dementia. By removing these plaques, clinical trials have shown that Lecanemab slows progression of the disease by an average of 27% (some patients had even greater benefit).

What does Leqembi Treat?

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment from Alzheimer’s disease. 

Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Infusion reactions

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Infusion Duration

30 minutes

Infusion Cycle

2 Weeks

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 Leqembi 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

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