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Condition: Too Much Iron in the Blood for a Long Period of Time
5/4/2009 5:53:11 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My Father has Leukemia and has had chemo for the past 12 months. Due to the transfusions he has too much iron in his body. I would like to know what benefit IF ANY or what increase in quality of life he should expect. I would also like to know why a co-pay is $4,000.00 a month?!?!?! YOU TELL ME WHAT IS THIS MONEY GOING TO BUY! With a 4 month treatment plan I'd say Novartis is doing a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Too Much Iron in the Blood for a Long Period of Time
5/2/2009 11:23:09 PM

Reviewer: juan28ca, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
IT DEPENDS HOW BAD YOUR CASE IS. I'M TO THE POINT WHERE I HAVE CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER. I HAVE NOT SEEN THAT MUCH CHANGE. I USED TO BE AT 7000 ON FERRITING NOW I AM AT 2300.IT HAS GONE DOWN MAYBE BY EATING HEALTHIER. NO RED MEAT, NOTHING THAT IS HIGH IN IRON.

Condition: Too Much Iron in the Blood for a Long Period of Time
2/14/2008 11:25:21 PM

Reviewer: B. Nick, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
At present I am taking Defeoxamine through a portable pump for a 12 hour period each day. This kit consists of tubes, pump, bag and all the fittings and is starting to get me down. I was hopeing that Exjade would be simpler.

Condition: Too Much Iron in the Blood for a Long Period of Time
10/26/2007 11:15:31 AM

Reviewer: magpie7175, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Worked effectively to bring my ferritin down from 7000 to 1000 in 12 months. It is easy to use, just have to always take it with you and use on an empty stomach. I used it before dinner, so had to make sure to take before going out to dinner or for day long outings. Only downside is, it is very expensive.

Condition: Too Much Iron in the Blood for a Long Period of Time
10/5/2007 10:55:02 AM

Reviewer: Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

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