Consensus statement on the use of alemtuzumab in daily clinical practice in Spain

Neurologia (Engl Ed). 2020 Jan 25;S0213-4853(19)30146-X. doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2019.11.003. Online ahead of print.
[Article in English, Spanish]

Abstract

Introduction: Alemtuzumab is a highly effective drug approved by the European Medicines Agency as a disease-modifying drug for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Objective: A consensus document was drafted on the management of alemtuzumab in routine clinical practice in Spain.

Development: A group of multiple sclerosis specialists reviewed articles addressing treatment with alemtuzumab in patients with multiple sclerosis and published before December 2017. The included studies assessed the drug's efficacy, effectiveness, and safety; screening for infections and vaccination; and administration and monitoring aspects. The initial proposed recommendations were developed by a coordinating group and based on the available evidence and their clinical experience. The consensus process was carried out in 2 stages, with the initial threshold percentage for group agreement established at 80%. The final document with all the recommendations agreed by the working group was submitted for external review and the comments received were considered by the coordinating group.

Conclusion: The present document is intended to be used as a tool for optimising the management of alemtuzumab in routine clinical practice.

Keywords: Alemtuzumab; Daily clinical practice; Effectiveness; Eficacia; Esclerosis múltiple; España; Multiple sclerosis; Práctica clínica habitual; Safety; Seguridad; Spain.