My doctor has suggested antibody infusion as one of the options for me when I asked about being pregnant. Could you please explain about antibody infusion?
"Antibody infusions" refer to one of the many monoclonal antibody therapies that we use to treat MS; These antibody therapies include
3. Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus)
4. ALemtuzumab (Lemtrada)
5. Daclizumab (Zynbryta)
Another “antibody” therapy would be pooled immunoglobulin, a blood product often referred to as IV Ig.
Antibody therapies do not tend to cross the Placenta during the first trimester of pregnancy, minimizing risk to the developing fetus. At the same time it is important to know how long the antibody therapy stays in your system, which differs between the drugs.
Hope this helps.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego