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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Agrylin oral.

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Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
9/2/2009 2:06:52 PM

Reviewer: lkschafer@aol.com, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My platelet count went up to over a million four hundred thousand, then the agrylin kicked in and three weeks later my count was down to 700,000. But...the doctor had to up the dosage to 6 - 1mg. per day. Most days I feel yuck, some days have some diarreah. Could this be from the agrylin?

Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
5/29/2009 2:39:34 PM

Reviewer: JUREEN, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
So far agrylin has helped my platelets go down. When I went on them my platelets were over 900,000, but in two weeks they were down to 618,000. I had no side effects.

Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
5/22/2009 12:33:08 AM

Reviewer: peter, 35-44 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
effective,but rapid heartbeat sometie

Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
2/27/2009 5:12:31 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on this med. since 2005. It does a good job of keeping my platlet count down, but I have the side effect of rapid heart beat. I have been to a cardiologist who has said my heart is fine and not damaged. I also feel extremely tired even though my lab results do not show abnormal results. Lately my gall bladder/liver area has been giving me pain, which I am about to have checked out. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
2/6/2009 3:45:15 PM

Reviewer: cammitoo, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have used Agrylin for ET for nearly 10 years. Do have the usual dosage adjustments now and then, but it has been effective in controlling platelet levels. HOWEVER, within past couple of years, issues have arisen with elevated white cells, chronic severe anemia and poor lab results re: calcium, etc. Is it related to long term use of Agrylin? Is it just a progression of the genetic mutations? W ... Show Full Comment

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