5 patient evaluations for Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis'

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Sep 21, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: If insurance covers, take it!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea and vomiting, Back pain, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 65 g Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 9, 2010 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Immune system weak)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: I have the shakes/ hot flashes and my spasms and weakness has become worsened, I also am having balance problems and also having to take a steroid during the IV, I just started a long range of treatments as my immune system has not come up like it should.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Shaky hands

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Sep 07, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches, Elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: I am on a very aggressive treatment plan and I feel that the IVIG is a big part of the reason that I am in as good of shape as I am. I have been diagnosed for over 14 years, 47 years old and feel pretty good. I can tell when my treatment time comes around because the fatigue becomes much worse. I say that the IVIG "recharges my batter". I actually go every third week.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure, Headaches

  • 3 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2005 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage:
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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