Starting the process for my next infusion-changing from Ocrevus to Rituxan

Starting the process for my next infusion-changing from Ocrevus to Rituxan

I am due in March for my full dose infusion of Ocrevus. A process that has never run smoothly and has caused a lot of aggravation. https://multipleexperiences.org/2018/09/13/no-ocrevus-infusion-today/

https://multipleexperiences.org/2018/09/21/no-ocrevus-infusion-yet/

Those blogs were only my issues with the last time I had the infusion. I had issues every time my infusion was scheduled.

Now I’m going back to Rituxan at the full dosage. Rituxan which is technically not approved for MS but I’d prefer to be on for safety reasons. I’ve explained my reasoning why in my blog post here https://multipleexperiences.org/2018/11/15/rituxan-instead-of-ocrevus/. It also has the blog that compares the two drugs.

Ironically, Rituxan was on the list of covered prescription medication from my pharmacy and we had to get special approval for Ocrevus. Yet, it may not be a covered prescription medicine for me with MS. Therefore we might still need special approval’s. I’m trying to be proactive and start this process early but I can guarantee I’ll be writing blogs that my infusion has been postponed or I still have to be on Ocrevus. Not the most positive attitude but I have a lot of past experience. Infusion is scheduled mid March.

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