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What is mavenclad?

Mavenclad (cladribine) is a purine antimetabolite that interferes with enzymes that are necessary for DNA synthesis. Mavenclad is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. This medicine will not cure MS, it will only decrease the frequency of relapse symptoms. Mavenclad is usually given after other treatments have failed.

What kind of MS is Mavenclad used for? Treatment of adult patients with highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) as defined by clinical or imaging features What is Mavenclad and what is it used for?

What does it mean to relapse on Mavenclad? Relapsing means that the patient has repeated flare-ups of the symptoms. Mavenclad is used in patients whose disease is highly active. It contains the active substance cladribine.

What’s the difference between Mavenclad and cladribine? Mavenclad comes as a tablet that you swallow. Cladribine, on the other hand, comes as an intravenous (IV) liquid solution. It’s given as injection into your vein that’s slowly dripped in over time (infusion). If you’re interested in cladribine or other treatments for hairy cell leukemia, talk with your doctor.

Are there any side effects to taking Mavenclad? Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with Mavenclad (generic name: cladribine), an oral medicine used for multiple sclerosis (MS). The most common side effects reported with Mavenclad include upper respiratory tract infections, headache and a decrease in white blood cells. Continue reading.

How is Mavenclad used to treat multiple sclerosis?

How is Mavenclad used to treat multiple sclerosis? Mavenclad ( cladribine) is a purine antimetabolite that interferes with enzymes that are necessary for DNA synthesis. Mavenclad is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. This medicine will not cure MS, it will only decrease the frequency of relapse symptoms. Mavenclad is usually given after other treatments have failed.

Are there any clinical trials for Mavenclad in Canada? (*Health Canada, product monograph for MAVENCLAD ® .) A phase III clinical trial ( CLARITY ) tested the safety and efficacy of oral cladribine in 1,326 participants living with relapsing remitting MS.

When to take Mavenclad if you miss a dose? If you get MAVENCLAD on your skin or on any surface, wash it right away with water. Take MAVENCLAD at least 3 hours apart from other medicines taken by mouth during the 4- to 5-day MAVENCLAD treatment week. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember on the same day.

What happens if you take Mavenclad with PML? PML is a rare brain infection that usually leads to death or severe disability. Although PML has not been seen in MS patients taking MAVENCLAD, it may happen in people with weakened immune systems. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new or worsening neurologic signs or symptoms.