4 patient evaluations for Alemtuzumab

Jan 28, 2009 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, fever/chills, headaches, rash on stomach back and legs, allergic reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 dose Yearly
Advice & Tips: So far I have only had the first 5 day course of Alemtuzumab. I had most of the expected side effects, chills/fever, rash, fatigue and headaches. In addition, during the actual infusions, I had a number of asthma attacks that caused the treatment to be prolonged while I recovered with Benadryl IV and my rescue inhaler. Some days I was in the infusion center for over 9.5 hours. I'm hoping things go a little smoother next year! ;-)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, rash on stomach back and legs, allergic reaction, fatigue, fever/chills

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