Individual results may vary based on several factors, including severity of disease, initiation of treatment, and duration of therapy.
There are a few key people, places, and teams that will help you get started, and provide ongoing support throughout your SPINRAZA journey.
First, you’ll need to make an appointment with a healthcare provider (HCP) who can prescribe SPINRAZA. Then, you can discuss the benefits and risks of treatment and address any concerns you might have. Together, you can determine whether or not SPINRAZA might be right for you. If you decide that it is, you and your HCP can fill out a Start Form, and your HCP will submit it to Biogen to initiate your enrollment in SMA360° support services.*
*SMA360° patient services from Biogen are available only to those who have been prescribed SPINRAZA. SMA360° is intended for US residents only.
After your Start Form has been submitted, someone from SMA 360°, our patient support service, will reach out to you. They will help you navigate insurance barriers and reimbursement options, and assist you in coordinating treatment logistics.
You will receive your treatment at a treatment center with qualified physicians experienced in administering SPINRAZA. Your treatment center will schedule your appointments and ensure everything is in place on the day(s) of your treatment.
Before you start treatment with SPINRAZA and before each dose, your doctor will order blood and urine testing to monitor for the potential risks of bleeding complications or kidney damage. On the day of your treatment, the administrative staff will complete your check-in. Then the clinical staff will prepare you for treatment, and an HCP will administer your first dose of SPINRAZA. After, the administrative staff will check you out and schedule your next appointment. Your SMA360° team will follow up with you after each dose.