SPINRAZA is a type of medicine called an anti-sense oligonucleotide It is used to treat the genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a genetic disease caused by a shortage of a protein called survival motor neuron This results in the loss of nerve cells in the spine, leading to weakness of the muscles in the shoulders, hips, thighs and upper back. It may also weaken the muscles used for breathing and swallowing.
SPINRAZA works by causing the body to produce more SMN protein.
SPINRAZA has only been proven to work in a type of SMA known as 5q SMA.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you or your child.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
There is no information on the use of this medicine in adults above 18 years of age.
This medicine is not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
This medicine is given to you or your child by a doctor.
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When you or your child must not be given it
Do not receive SPINRAZA if you or your child have an allergy to:
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
shortness of breath
wheezing or difficulty breathing
swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
rash, itching or hives on the skin.
If any of these signs occur, stop using SPINRAZA and notify your doctor or nurse immediately.
Do not receive this medicine after the expiry date printed on the vial or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
If you receive it after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well.
Do not receive SPINRAZA if the medicine is cloudy, contains particles or is discoloured.
It should be clear and colourless.
If you are not sure whether you or your child should start receiving this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Before you or your child are given it
Tell your doctor if you or your child have bleeding problems, problems with blood clotting, or low platelet counts.
Tell your doctor if you or your child have kidney problems.
Tell your doctor if you or your child have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.
There is no information on the use of SPINRAZA during pregnancy. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of receiving it if you are pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed.
It is not known whether SPINRAZA passes into breast milk. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of receiving it if you are breast-feeding.