20 patient evaluations for Mitoxantrone

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

Aug 15, 2007 (Started Feb 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain, hair loss, headaches, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hair loss, headaches, pain, tiredness

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 30, 2008 (Started Apr 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Just make sure to be able to lie down and not do anything for the rest of the day. I take it very easy the day after, I have been tired for a full day afterwards. It could be from the anti nausea medications I take before the infusion.
Side effects: tiredness

  • 1 helpful mark
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