Daclizumab withdrawn from NHS after safety concerns
Friday 2 March 2018
Why has this happened?Pharmaceutical companies Abbvie and Biogen have withdrawn daclizumab from the market in light of these safety concerns.
Daclizumab had already been restricted to people who had first failed on two other treatments due to concerns that some people had experienced liver failure while taking it.
The European Medicines Agency has started an urgent review of daclizumab.
What will happen now?If you’re currently taking daclizumab you will need to discuss next steps with your neurologist as soon as possible. All neurologists who have patients on daclizumab are being contacted and should reach out to you as soon as possible. They will be able to discuss alternative treatment options with you and when you could be able to start.
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