105 patient evaluations for Natalizumab taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis'

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Apr 1, 2011 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 10, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: I'd love to experience the fullness of this MS med since I have had only 3 monthly treatments since March '09. <------ Going on 7 months w/ only 3 administered infusion therapies. **rolls eyes/shakes head** {Medicaid is willing to pay its share of $18. But only after Medicare stops giving my doctor's office & myself a hard time & pay the balance. Now the pharmaceutical company is stepping in b/c they know MS meds need to be consistent.}
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 30, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (whole body ache)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Tysabri was wonderful for my MS for two years, then I had a major reaction and neuro. suggested I stop the treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2011 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 28, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: Make sure to get tested for JCV antibodies and always report any adverse reactions and/or new symptoms immediately to your doctor.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 11, 2010 (Started May 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements (myoclonus))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: clicking noise in ears was very bothersome for my sleep
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements (myoclonus)

May 13, 2010 (Started May 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements (myoclonus)

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: recommend - follow up with jcv tests
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Monthly

Sep 28, 2008 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 21, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weakness in hips, weakness in left leg, weakness in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: became much more disabled while on it. Tested for PML, antibodies,new lesions,active lesions. All tests came back "normal". Was getting much better from a relapse before starting tysabri. once tysabri was in system,worsening disability started and progressed throughout the year of being on it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weakness in hips, weakness in left leg, weakness in legs, weakness in legs

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 14, 2010 (Started Jul 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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