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The intrathecal procedure is performed at treatment centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals, by or under the direction of experienced healthcare providers (HCPs). In addition to educating you on the potential benefits and risks of SPINRAZA, they may ask you a series of questions before each treatment to make sure SPINRAZA is still right for you.

Click here to download a guide with additional information about the intrathecal injection procedure.

DOSING SCHEDULE

The SPINRAZA dosing regimen consists of initial loading doses followed by less frequent maintenance doses. This is designed to provide an appropriate level of medication that is maintained between each dose.

Speak with your HCP for more information about what you can expect before and after the treatment procedure.

  • The recommended dosage of SPINRAZA is 12 mg (5 mL) per administration

Individual results may vary based on several factors, including severity of disease, initiation of treatment, and duration of therapy.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Increased risk of bleeding complications has been observed after administration of similar medicines. Your healthcare provider should perform blood tests before you start treatment with SPINRAZA and before each dose to monitor for signs of these risks. Seek medical attention if unexpected bleeding occurs.

Increased risk of kidney damage, including potentially fatal acute inflammation of the kidney, has been observed after administration of similar medicines. Your healthcare provider should perform urine testing before you start treatment with SPINRAZA and before each dose to monitor for signs of this risk.

The most common side effects of SPINRAZA include lower and upper respiratory infections, constipation, headache, back pain, and post-lumbar puncture syndrome.

These are not all of the possible side effects of SPINRAZA. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

This information is not intended to replace discussions with your healthcare provider.

Please see full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information.

As a courtesy, our full Prescribing Information is also available en Español. For prescribing decisions, please refer to official approved labeling.


INDICATION

SPINRAZA is a prescription medicine used to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in pediatric and adult patients.