3 patient evaluations for Rituximab taken for the purpose of 'rheumatoid arthritis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Sep 24, 2016 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I had 2 infusions, 14 days apart. And that was it. The effect was not worth the price according to my rheumatologist (I paid nothing myself)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sinus headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Yearly
Advice & Tips: This was an infusion. Go prepared to sit back and relax. Take the Benedryl offered to you and go to sleep for a while. Depending on the dose, you may be there for five hours (or as little as two). Bring a book. No work. No annoying phone calls. This was a perfect excuse to rest. You will havwe to go into the doctor's office and miss a day of work. Immediately after an infusion I would be hungry and tired. So I would go home and take a nap after lunch. Because of small veins and constant dehydration, it would take five to five and a half hours for me to get my dosage. I went once every six months initially, then once every four months. If after three doses you were not getting any relief, talk to your doctor. She may wish to change the number of times you were getting treated.

  • 1 helpful mark

May 1, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (major depressive disorder, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches, tremor in hands, tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: stop medication did not help with swelling or pain in joints added actemra 2012 may
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (major depressive disorder, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches, tremor in hands, tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: very expensive was disappointed it did not work
Cost: $200+ monthly

Dec 10, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (major depressive disorder, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches, tremor in hands, tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 7 hr Monthly
Advice & Tips: i had to submitt 2 infusion with no success for me i had alot of inflamation and fatigue infusion 1 month apart 7 hours for each was hoping it would work for me
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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