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

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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
12/15/2013 8:21:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My experience has been very positive.My very first IV infusion was given just before the FDA took it off the market.I had a tremendous result with that first treatment.I could move my legs and almost dance.Then it was 2 years before the FDA put it back on the market.I have now been on this med for the last 6 years. My MRI's are now showing NO increase in lesions since I started it.I have no si ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
11/29/2013 9:33:43 PM

Reviewer: Garru, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Between the 2nd and 3rd infusions I became nauseous, couldn't eat, and lost 10 lbs. Before taking the 3rd treatment I checked with the doctor and he said it should be okay. After the 3rd treatment I was in bed for almost three weeks and barely able to move. I made three trips to the emergency room and spent a total of 5 nights in the hospital. After taking the 3rd treatment I had to be put ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
10/9/2013 7:01:35 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I had my third dose yesterday unfortunately I had a severe reaction I went into anafelactic shock and nearly died I was realy surprised because I had no reaction to the first two doses it was doing great I regained my eyesite and my energy it was like a wonder drug I have found out you can have a reaction up to your 6 th dose although uncommon but be aware I hope you have no reactions as it is a w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
8/30/2013 7:47:03 PM

Reviewer: taboma13, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Tysabri for 5 1/2 years withouy a break or holiday. I started with Copaxon, moved on to Rebif, and the other on. I was averaging 1 re-laps every 3 months nothing was working. I was hesitant to start Tysabri because of the side effects, you know death. But after a month of research a with input from my doctor I switched. Now id 5 1/2 years I average 1-2 relapses a year. Tysabri is a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
8/30/2013 2:57:04 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Although I tested positive for the JCV virus, I chose to start the Tysabri. I was previously on Rebif, had 2 new brain lesions on my last MRI with it, and because of a fear of needles (3 times subcu per week), and the glowing results of Tysabri, I have had 8 infusions so far, and I believe that I am doing better on the Tysabri. I am entering the time period that my risks for PML are increasing, ... Show Full Comment

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