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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Actemra IV.

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74 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/11/2014 5:25:23 PM

Reviewer: Stephanie, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My daughter has had arthritis since 4th grade, and nothing but cortisone shots ever helped her UNTIL ACTEMRA. She has been getting infusion for almost a year now. All her joints are affected with arthritis, except her back. She was told she would have to have a hip replacement by the time she was 18. She is 17, and doing AMAZING because of ACTEMRA!! Her doctor just smiles at each visit and shakes ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
7/8/2014 4:46:15 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have my stiffness/pain gone and range of motion back. feel fuctioning again. I am currently needing a dose (3 weeks late - going on 4)

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/4/2014 2:08:18 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female 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:
When biologics failed me after only 2 years I chose Actemra because of the few side effects. Other than a headache and sometimes fatigue the day of the infusion and my cholesterol slowly creeping up I have virtually no side effects and my RA is pretty well controlled. It definitely compromises your immune system so you must be vigilant, but compared to previous drugs' side effects and lookin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/22/2014 9:13:37 AM

Reviewer: IrishPapa, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After serveral years on many different biologic's with no success. Actemra has been AWESOME! Other than usual morning stiffness, most symptoms has been resolved.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/20/2014 5:35:33 PM

Reviewer: vrs, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Started Actemra after spending 2 years cycling through most biologic meds commonly prescribed for RA- Humira, Simponi, Enbrel, Orencia- which had no effect. 6 months in with Actemra infusion and I am feeling very good. I cannot recommend this enough for those suffering with systemic on-set juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This has completely taken away my rash and fevers, and helped tremendously wit ... Show Full Comment

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