111 patient evaluations for Natalizumab

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Mar 4, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: I think it helped me in the beginning but since I stopped my monthly treatment, I can't tell the difference.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 18, 2009 (Started Apr 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (allergic reaction, head pain, itchy rash, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: The main side affect that bothers me the most is the tightening of my chest and the difficulty breathing during the infusion, also I get the chills during the flush
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, allergic reaction, itchy rash, head pain

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Jul 27, 2009 (Started Aug 31, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itchy rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Side effects: itchy rash

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2009 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: Monthly, I am have taken 2 doses at Dr Tolia's office. It lasts 3 hours each time. So far I have not experienced any positive effect and other then the TN it hasn't gotten worse but the Trigeminal Neuralgia has gotten better due to new drugs prescribed this Saturday.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 17, 2009 (Started Aug 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fear of PML, tiredness, headaches, UTI symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: I felt better after first treatment than I had in 10 yrs.
Side effects: tiredness, headaches, Fear of PML, UTI symptoms

Aug 30, 2009 (Started Aug 28, 2009)

  • 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
Side effects: tiredness, headaches, Fear of PML, UTI symptoms

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 9, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: I was in a FDA study for use of Tysabri and SP. It did not work for me at all. It was easy to toloerate the infusions, but after 9 infusions felt it was best to stop.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 4, 2009 (Started Oct 29, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: I thought this treatment worked great, no relapses, no MRI changes after 33 doses. Due to the unknown risk of developing PML after 2 years on the drug , 2 neurologists suggestd I change treatments for safety reasons. No 100% effective treatment for PML. So risk vs benefit became too high.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 29, 2009 (Started May 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (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: Much better than the other MS treatments. Not having the issues with the side effects.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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