Ocrevus

Active Ingredient(s): Ocrelizumab
FDA Approved: * March 28, 2017
Pharm Company: * GENENTECH INC
Category: Immunosuppressive

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Ocrevus Overview

Ocrelizumab, sold under the brand name Ocrevus, is a pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is a humanized anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody.[3] It targets CD20 marker on B lymphocytes and hence is an immunosuppressive drug.[4] Ocrelizumab binds to an epitope that overlaps with the epitope to which rituximab binds.[4] It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2017,[5] and th...

Read more Ocrevus Details
Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocrelizumab

Recent Ocrevus Forums: RSS Feed

Ocrevus - Burning skin sensation

Has anyone experienced a burning skin sensation from Ocrevus? For me, it is occurring in my back and buttocks. It is worse when I press up against any surface; sitting, laying, driving make it feel worse. Seems as though these symptoms started right around the time I started Ocrevus. ## It is possible that this is due to a side effect of the Ocrevus, it has been known to cause various types of pain, in some people, as well as depression, cough, skin infections, and peripheral edema. However, there is also a chance that it is a symptom of your medical condition, so it would be best to speak to your doctor to be sure. Are you on any other medications?

Updated
Ocrevus infusion time to take effect

How long do I have to wait for the medicine take effect? I still have a migraine and dizziness every day. I first infusion was on 8/2 then two weeks later my second infusion was on 8/18. Thank you. ## Do symptoms get worse before they get better while taking Ocrevus? I have not seen any positive effects of Ocrevus. Anyone have the same result? ## Everyone is different, so there is no definitive time frame that can be given, it can vary from person to person, and may depend on the severity of your condition, as well as any recent flares. The FDA lists its most common side effects as possibly including administration site reaction, redness, irritation, swelling, and headache. Did you continue to receive these infusions? If so, how are you doing, now? Are you on any other medications?

Updated
Ocrevus AWP pricing

I am trying to locate the AWP for Ocrevus. Any ideas? I have not been able to locate it anywhere. Thank you. ## Hi Nan, In order to retrieve the average wholesale price (AWP) for any particular product or medication, it would seem to me that you'd need to contact the manufacturer (Genentech) directly [at gene.com/contact-us] and submit an inquiry. You can also visit Ocrevus.com to view their various financial support programs that help cover the cost of Ocrevus. Have you discussed this in any detail with your local pharmacy by chance? I'd imagine that this might even be your best bet seeing as you'd have to pick it up and pay for it through them as it is with any prescription drug?

Updated

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ocrelizumab
  • Injection: 30mg/1ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Ocrevus: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50242-150 Ocrevus 300 mg/10ml Intravenous Injection by Genentech, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Ocrelizumab or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

Related Ocrevus Topics:

Ocrevus infusion time to take effect
How long do I have to wait for the medicine take effect? I still have a migraine and dizziness every day. I first infusi... 2 replies
Ocrevus - Burning skin sensation
Has anyone experienced a burning skin sensation from Ocrevus? For me, it is occurring in my back and buttocks. It is wor... 1 reply
Ocrevus AWP pricing
I am trying to locate the AWP for Ocrevus. Any ideas? I have not been able to locate it anywhere. Thank you. ## Hi Nan, ... 1 reply




Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 29 September 2020.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA