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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/17/2012 5:03:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
had RA for 28yrs infliximab worked for 8yrs , had 6 infusions of retuximab , shingles and rashes are a problem but the drug does work , long term steriod use together with others doesnt help my particular case , im down for my 19th opp in july 2012 on my spine , it has been delayed due to the retuximab (have to wait 3 months after infusion)methatrexate and leflunomide must be stopped for 3 wks too ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/12/2011 3:19:35 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
after first infusion started breathing problems they went ahead with second one ended up with bronchtis and terrible shortness of breath now on three inhalers and antibotics not much improvement

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/25/2010 6:59:21 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Just had my 1st infusion and had no side effects.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/22/2010 6:23:03 AM

Reviewer: John, 65-74 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:
First infusion APRIL 2009 second infusions March 2010 since late June have suffered dry cough sometimes leading to slight chest pains but RA fine

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/25/2009 1:08:13 PM

Reviewer: Sally, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My mum died from breathing problems within 4 months of taking this drug. She had no previous breathing problems at all and also suffered a minor heart attack before she passed away. I wouldnt take this drug if it was the last thing available on this planet.

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