111 patient evaluations for Natalizumab

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Apr 5, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: extremaly good in controling my MS bless God it is still relapse remitting, because the treatments are working despite I have symptoms for 20 years...
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Nov 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I really hated coming off of this drug. Some of my MRI's actually showed repair to my system. In the end the risk of PML got to be too great and I had to stop, but man, what a great treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 18, 2012 (Started Jan 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness/spasticity, back pain, headaches, chills, fatigue, tiredness, whole body ache)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 19, 2011 (Started Oct 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, head pain, Fear of PML

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Oct 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, head pain, Fear of PML

Jan 17, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fear of PML, head pain, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: PML concerns..
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, head pain, Fear of PML

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2011 (Started Feb 09, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pancreatitis, elevated liver enzymes, affected pancreas, liver)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 16, 2009 (Started Feb 09, 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: Give it time, and refrain from taking a lot of other prescribed drugs for pain issues, or over-the-counter treatments for other MS-related physical problems. I believe the purity of the the Tysabri should be kept intact so as not to affect the potency and effectiveness of this treatment. A positive mental attitude and the desire to overcome this illness couldn't hurt, either. I will overcome.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Feb 09, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: No more cane, a lot less pain!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Feb 09, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: Your Immune system needs to be typically too large to be on Tysabri, as it reduces your immune system towards the normal spectrum.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 3 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2011 (Started Oct 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 8, 2011 (Started Oct 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (genital herpes, shingles rash, eczema)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I tested positive for jc virus. I experienced side effects such as shingles, herpes, and excema.

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Jul 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: It seemed to make me fell better after 1 week then about 1 week before my next treatment I started feeling crummy again. I had a flair up and stopped using the drug.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 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 have been on Tysabri for several years now and I am totally happy with my therapy. I did have to get a port last summer, however it makes my infusions so much easier! It is working well for me.
Cost: $200+ monthly

May 18, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: The expense is my only complaint. I have pretty good insurance and it's still expensive for me. I have friends who don't pay quite as much though???
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 3 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Mar 02, 2009)

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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