15 patient evaluations for Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)

Dec 14, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for misdiagnosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 g One time
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Sep 07, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated blood pressure, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: I am on a very aggressive treatment plan and I feel that the IVIG is a big part of the reason that I am in as good of shape as I am. I have been diagnosed for over 14 years, 47 years old and feel pretty good. I can tell when my treatment time comes around because the fatigue becomes much worse. I say that the IVIG "recharges my batter". I actually go every third week.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: elevated blood pressure, headaches

  • 3 helpful marks

May 1, 2009 (Started Feb 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (swelling in feet, swelling in ankles, swelling in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 442 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: You prob. need to join this particular trial (at UMass Med. Ctr. in Worcester) to get this treatment for MSA right now.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: swelling in hands, swelling in feet, swelling in ankles

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