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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

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/10/2013 4:39:25 PM

Reviewer: RAGIRL, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am a 49 year old female who was diagnosed ten years ago with RA, Fibromyalgia, and Sjogren's disease. I also have type II diabetes,and high blood pressure. I had to quit my job as a teacher because of my conditions. I have been on disability for two years. I recently took two infusions of Rituxan two weeks apart. Each time, I took Benadryl and aspirin before the IV. The only side effect that ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/6/2013 6:26:15 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
unfortunately as I also have 2 have many PT/Inr checks due 2 the usual suspect of using Coumadin 4 some close 2 now near 50 yrs., my arm is overly sensitive 2 being punctured so the Infusion process i not e-z 4 me, period 2nd I found that after my 1st infusion round, my hair began 2 become very curly vs. my usual very straight, near boringly straight hair but not now as it's nearly uncontrola ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
7/29/2013 6:39:08 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
7/12/2013 10:40:45 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This drug is the only thing that has helped me with my RA. Only problems I've experienced with the infusion was some allergic reactions during the infusione that were corrected by decreasing the amount of the IV. Also had some nausea for a couple of weeks. The positives of this drug far out weigh the negatives.

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