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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/27/2014 9:04:40 AM

Reviewer: BillH, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had four treatments of infusion at hospital over around 6-7 hours including flushing over a period of one year. I am now in full remission and only taking 20mg Arava daily to stay pain and swelling free.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/3/2014 2:28:05 AM

Reviewer: RGDHG, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
2011 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, interstitial lung disease, Asthma, Sjogrens and GERD. I have taken every RX available, biologics including Humira, Acthar and IVIG to no avail. On high doses of Prednisone orally and by IV at ER. My last chance drug is Rituximad. I have had two infusions two weeks apart. Second infusion great! First infusion scratchy throat- cold sym ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
7/4/2014 7:17:44 PM

Reviewer: Renee007, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I just finished my fourth infusion. One a week for four weeks. Rituxan was given to me in this manner to treat for severe RA and Vacillitis. The infusions went much smoother than I expected and although I am still tapering down from prednisone I feel like I have my life back. I went from not being able to get out of bed and missing work at least twice a week to being able to go daily and do all ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/28/2014 10:12:06 PM

Reviewer: LabRatRay, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had bad reaction to the infusion. I experienced myalgia and arthralgia after the infusion. I was told this would be temporary condition lasting a few months at most. It has now been 6 years and am still suffering. I am in chronic pain and am taking narcotics. According to my doctor when the reaction was reported, this was unheard of by the drug rep. Deeper research has revealed that this pr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
4/15/2014 5:13:17 PM

Reviewer: maggie3965, 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:
Diagnosed 07/2004, at age 47 yrs old & began with Methotrexate & a lot of other meds; can't recall all of them now. I was on Humira Injections for 4.5 yrs & then it began to stop working. Lab numbers began going up. So, the Rheumatologist began Orencia, only used 1.5 yrs, never really began to work. He then switched me to Rituxan. It began to work within 1 month, if not sooner. I ... Show Full Comment

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