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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/15/2015 12:09:48 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This med has helped with my pain but I have developed a rash since using it. I am concerned about the possible side effects on eyes. Am considering go off it, just think that a constant rash is not good.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/8/2015 11:30:09 AM

Reviewer: RAM, 55-64 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:
As a RA patient, my doctor and I looked at many scrips for this disease, didn't like the chance of all the side effects of some, this seemed easy to use with the least amount of side effects. After taking the meds for 3 years, my doctor pronounced me : In Remission : and told me to come back in 6 months. All I heard was the words, In Remission, and then quit taking the meds that day. I went ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/29/2014 3:24:40 PM

Reviewer: Cathy, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was recently prescribed this drug to go along with Methotrexate. I have had diarrhea and stomach cramps every time I take it. I need to discuss with my doctor, continual diarrhea is not good.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/16/2014 8:50:29 AM

Reviewer: Kathy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on it for 5+ years. It has made a big difference with my joints. Make sure you have your eyes checked every 2 years at least. It has caused me to have major eye problems.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/19/2014 10:02:12 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Sjogrens/ Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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