- •Alemtuzumab has been associated with stroke and cervicocephalic dissections.
- •Monitoring blood pressure is currently recommended by the EMA.
- •Monitoring blood pressure is not useful in predicting these rare side effects.
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- Intracerebral hemorrhage during alemtuzumab administration.Lancet Neurol. 2019; 18: 329-331
US FDA. FDA warns about rare but serious risks of stroke and blood vessel wall tears with multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) [Accessed 13 May; 2019]. Available from: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-warns-about-rare-serious-risks-stroke-and-blood-vessel-wall-tears-multiple-sclerosis-drug.
EMA. Use of multiple sclerosis medicine Lemtrada restricted while EMA review is ongoing [Accessed 13 May 2019]. Available from: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/referral/lemtrada-article-20-referral-use-multiple-sclerosis-medicine-lemtrada-restricted-while-ema-review_en.pdf.
- Clinically insignificant effect of alemtuzumab infusions on vital signs: a prospective observational study in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.Int. J. MS Care. 2019;