Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1002/acn3.51310. Online ahead of print.
The CHORDS trial evaluated ocrelizumab (OCR) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis who had a suboptimal response to previous disease-modifying treatment. The objective of the present study was to assess the safety of shorter OCR infusions in a substudy of CHORDS. After completing four doses of OCR per initial US prescribing recommendations in the main study, participants in the substudy (N = 129) received a fifth dose over a 2-h duration (vs. 3.5 h). Infusion-related reactions occurred in 12.4% of patients. None were severe, life-threatening or led to treatment discontinuation. Shorter infusion time did not change the safety profile of OCR. Clinicaltrials.gov (NCT0237856).