43 patient evaluations for Natalizumab taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Jul 9, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15ml Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 27, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Bowel problems, Walking slower)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: I completed almost five years on Tysabri. Unfortunately I was diagnosed with breast cancer this month. had to stop it and move to Rebif.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 19, 2017 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15ml every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: Headaches last two Days... Stress for the most part!! ReLax and Breathe!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 14, 2016 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15ml every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: 5th IV Today... feeling great now...took wrong turn coming home..now on to meet client's and then HOME to see my husband!! It's his Birthday 59!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 6, 2016 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15ml every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: Doing well only four times to the restroom during treatment~
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 3, 2016 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15ml every 4 weeks
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 22, 2016 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15ml every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: I had water and drank water all week before treatment..stay away from alcohol
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 17, 2016 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15ml every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: Bring something to drink and read when getting IV!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2016 (Started Jun 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: Know your risk tolerance before you start, and then regularly ask what your current risk is when taking tysabri. It was great for me.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Pain in hands

Jan 21, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Pain in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: After I started taking this drug, I actually regained some function. I have been able to work myself back upto running 10k's. It has been a blessing. For more than a year, the day after the infussion was a great MS day. It was when I would feel my best. By the end of the cycle, I felt the withdrawl. Years later, the energy no longer really noticably spikes or dips. For the last few months, I have had increasing pains in my lower arms to my fingers with most recent pains in my fingers. Odd. Looking at list of possible side effects, I see joint pain listed. I can't say with any certainty the Tysabri causes the joint pain. It is but a guess...still, it is a concern I have that years of use may have a cumulative effect.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Pain in hands

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2014 (Started Aug 29, 2007)

  • 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: $200+ monthly

Mar 22, 2011 (Started Aug 29, 2007)

  • 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: $200+ monthly

Feb 27, 2010 (Started Aug 29, 2007)

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

  • 1 helpful mark

May 20, 2014 (Started May 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia, Fatigue

May 19, 2014 (Started May 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia, Fatigue

Jul 21, 2010 (Started May 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia, Fatigue

May 29, 2010 (Started May 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: My physician ordered a clariton and two tylenol prior to my first injection. I continued to take tylenol every four hours the day of the infusion and the next. I was extrememly tired and slept most of the day of the infusion. I did have a little stomach problems on Thursday but other than that I felt fine.
Side effects: Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia, Fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 28, 2013 (Started Sep 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (JC virus)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: Cognitive improvement was significant. Muscle strength was significant.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 23, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 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
Advice & Tips: Drink a lot of fluid before, during and after to help the medication's effectiveness. I also ask for food (with protein) to keep my energy level up. Usually the treatment facilities have fantastic food and there is no charge because your there for at least 3hours. Tysabri has been a huge benefit for me, I can't believe I waited as long as I did to start taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 8, 2013 (Started Dec 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (acne, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: Second JC test negative.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks

  • 0 helpful marks
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