Spinraza is a drug indicated for the treatment of a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy, since it has a portion of genetic material capable of making the SMN-2 gene produce a protein that is normally produced by the SMN-1 gene, therefore this is a substance that is lacking in cases of spinal muscular atrophy. This reduces the loss of neurons and improves muscle strength.
This medicine has an active ingredient in nusinersén, It can be administered by means of an injection and must be carried out every 4 months to prevent the development of the illness and alleviate the symptoms. El spinraza is a medicine that must be placed in the hospital.
what is it for
This medication is indicated for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy both in adults and children, especially when other forms of treatment do not generate results. In several studies carried out, more of the children’s mitad that hicieron the treatment with the spinraza showed significant progress in their development, specifically, in the control of the head and other abilities such as gatear or walk.
how to use
The spinraza can only be applied in the hospital by a doctor or a nurse, so it is necessary to inject the medicine directly in the space where the spinal cord is found (lumbar puncture).
Normally, the treatment is carried out with 3 initial doses of 12 mg, waiting 14 days between each administration; followed by another dose 30 days after the 3rd and 1 dose every 4 months for maintenance.
Possible side effects
The main secondary effects of the use of this medication are related to the injection of the substance directly into the spinal cord, and not specifically with the composition of the medication; this could be the effects of pain in the head, back pain and vomiting.
There are no contraindications for the use of spinraza, and it can be used in all cases as long as there is no hypersensitivity to some of the components of the formula and evaluation by the doctor. In case of embarrassment or during maternal lactation, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
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