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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
7/26/2013 1:49:41 PM

Reviewer: fatty, 55-64 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:
I have had RA for 2 yrs now. On Orencia for a little over 12 mos. The weight gain is very distressing. I also have a terrible time with nausea and fatigue.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/10/2013 1:01:50 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 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:
I was diagnosed with RA at 15 years old, I'm now 27, and my disease is very severe. I tried methotrexate and Enbrel and they were ineffective, Remicade worked okay for a couple years and then failed. I've been on Orencia for close to 7 years now and for me it is a miracle drug. I very rarely have any pain, stiffness or joint swelling. I now use the subcutaneous injections and they are ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
4/2/2013 12:14:14 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
RA diagnosed 10 years ago. Tried most of the drugs. Orencia most effective, however, still get occasional flares. Main problem for me is getting multiple mouth sores within 24-48 hours after getting the IV. Very painful, very hard to treat and get rid of.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
3/25/2013 10:37:21 PM

Reviewer: free spirit , 65-74 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:
I have been on a combination of Orencia, mobic and prednisone for over two years. I had to discontinue the infusions because I got basal cell skin cancers on my face and arms. I did research and after taking pprednisone over five years about 60% of people will get basal cell skin cancer.I had surgeries so had to discontinue the infusions. Terrible to go off Orencia. I miss it so much. It helped me ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/17/2013 6:32:30 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is a horrible drug, everytime I took it I landed up in the hospital with some kind of respiratory infection. I wish I had never taken this medication. Please do your research first. I did research, but only about its effectiveness. I want to be around for my sons kids-will never take this again,

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