20 patient evaluations for Mitoxantrone

Mar 15, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (It affected my heart, heart problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: Just make sure your Dr does regular blood test and Echocardiograms to keep a close watch on you hearts function.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 16, 2011 (Started Feb 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: When you start this treatment program. You have a sonogram done on your heart. blood test for a baseline. Then you start treatment after treatment a week later a blood test then a two weeks. Then before your next round of treatment blood test and another heart sonogram.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

May 18, 2011 (Started Apr 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: This was a miracle drug for me. It is IV chemotherapy treatment for last ditch effort in treating MS. It turned my world around to where I felt like a functioning human again. It virtually stopped my exacerbations and I was able to walk on my own for the first time in seven years. The side effects were terrible for about two weeks after treatment. Vomiting and nausea, with lots of weakness and I lost my hair. The sad thing is that you can only take so many treatments in a lifetime. Now that mine are over I am going downhi again.
Side effects: nausea

  • 2 helpful marks
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