Here is My Question:
Ocrevus to rituxan...does it work in same way?
Both Rituximab (Rituxan) and Ocrelizumab (Orevus) bind to the CD20 receptor on B Cells and kill these cells; We know of no problems with people who have switched between these treatment. In fact there are already people who have switched from Rituximab to Ocrevus and some who have switched from Ocrevus to Rituximab without any problems. The switch is usually because of an insurance issue; the health insurer will cover one but not the other.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
PLEASE NOTE: The information/opinions on this site should be used as an information resource only. This information does not create any patient-HCP relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Please consult your health care provider before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition.