What to expect with RYSTIGGO

An infusion in minutes is now possible

What to expect with RYSTIGGO

An infusion in minutes is now possible

FAST INFUSION TIME

Once prepared by a healthcare professional, RYSTIGGO is given as a subcutaneous infusion in about 15 minutes*

 
 

RYSTIGGO is different than other treatments for gMG like oral medications or intravenous (IV) infusions. RYSTIGGO is a subcutaneous infusion, where a needle is inserted under the surface of the skin. IV infusions use a needle inserted into a vein.

Most people will receive RYSTIGGO at an infusion center or their doctor's office. Some may be able to receive treatment at home with nurse assistance. You will be monitored while you receive RYSTIGGO, and for 15 minutes after your infusion is complete. Your doctor can provide more information about subcutaneous infusions and what to expect on infusion days.

*There are 3 recommended doses of RYSTIGGO, based on body weight. Preparation and infusion time may vary by patient, dosage, infusion provider, and/or provider location.

In the lower abdomen below the belly button. Do not receive RYSTIGGO in areas where the skin is tender, bruised, red, or hard.

Based on eligibility requirements.

Before receiving RYSTIGGO, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have a history of infection or think you have an active infection.
  • Have received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine (immunization).
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

 

Before receiving RYSTIGGO, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have a history of infection or think you have an active infection
  • Have received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine (immunization)
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

The RYSTIGGO Infusion Center Finder can
help you locate an Infusion Center in your area.

CYCLIC TREATMENT

RYSTIGGO is given once weekly in 6-week cycles

 

You'll receive 6 doses in total, spaced 1 week apart. This 6-week period is called a treatment cycle. Every cycle is followed by a break in your RYSTIGGO treatment.

First treatment cycle. 6 doses, once weekly. Treatment break. In between cycles: Track any symptoms. Discuss with your doctor. Plan for your next visit. Next treatment cycle. 6 doses, once weekly.
First treatment cycle. 6 doses, once weekly. Treatment break. In between cycles: Track any symptoms. Discuss with your doctor. Plan for your next visit. Next treatment cycle. 6 doses, once weekly.

Most people may require repeated cycles of RYSTIGGO to manage their gMG symptoms.

Everyone responds to treatment differently, so it's important to monitor your progress. After your treatment cycle, work with your doctor to determine if or when another cycle is needed.

TRACK

It’s important to keep track of any gMG symptoms that may return during breaks from treatment.

DISCUSS

Be sure to discuss any symptoms or side effects during or in between treatment cycles with your doctor.

PLAN

This information will help you and your doctor decide when to begin your next RYSTIGGO treatment cycle. The exact time will be based on medical evaluation.

The frequency of your RYSTIGGO treatment cycles and the length of your breaks will be based on individual treatment experience and medical evaluation. Your doctor can explain more about the importance of your treatments. RYSTIGGO works only during a treatment cycle.

In the clinical studies, participants started an average of 4 treatment cycles per year, with a range of 1-7 cycles.

For participants who started 4 cycles, the median length of the time between the start of treatment cycles was 14 weeks (98 days).

Always take RYSTIGGO as prescribed. Even if you begin to feel better, do not skip an infusion or discontinue treatment without speaking to your doctor.

Getting started

After receiving your prescription, there are a few steps to take before your first infusion. ONWARD™ Care Coordinators can walk you through this process.

Moving forward

ONWARD can provide tips on self-advocating to help you share your symptoms and treatment progress with your doctor.

Affordability

ONWARD Care Coordinators can also help with reviewing insurance coverage and potential financial assistance options.

ONWARD Care Coordinators do not provide medical advice and will refer you to your healthcare professional for any questions related to your treatment plan.

ONWARD is provided as a service of UCB and is intended to support the appropriate use of UCB medicines. ONWARD may be amended or canceled at any time without notice. Some program and eligibility restrictions may apply.

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