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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/13/2015 11:35:11 AM

Reviewer: cmack4444, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with RA 40 years ago so have tried a lot of different treatments. This is my second biologic. This drug has been completely ineffective and I am experiencing a level of inflammation that I haven't seen in at least 20 years. I had a terrible time getting the drug from the drug company and it wasn't until my rheumatologist stepped in that I was able to fill the prescriptio ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/7/2014 9:06:00 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female 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:
This has been life changing for me. Nothing else has worked. Combinations, methotrexate none of them helped. Have some hair loss but methotrexate started this. Weight gain possibly but I feel that the Actemra makes you feel so much better that you start feeling normal again and blow the diet out the window!So whether y weight gain can be attributed to it I don't think so as I now eat more than ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/11/2014 5:25:23 PM

Reviewer: Stephanie, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My daughter has had arthritis since 4th grade, and nothing but cortisone shots ever helped her UNTIL ACTEMRA. She has been getting infusion for almost a year now. All her joints are affected with arthritis, except her back. She was told she would have to have a hip replacement by the time she was 18. She is 17, and doing AMAZING because of ACTEMRA!! Her doctor just smiles at each visit and shakes ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
7/8/2014 4:46:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have my stiffness/pain gone and range of motion back. feel fuctioning again. I am currently needing a dose (3 weeks late - going on 4)

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/4/2014 2:08:18 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 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:
When biologics failed me after only 2 years I chose Actemra because of the few side effects. Other than a headache and sometimes fatigue the day of the infusion and my cholesterol slowly creeping up I have virtually no side effects and my RA is pretty well controlled. It definitely compromises your immune system so you must be vigilant, but compared to previous drugs' side effects and lookin ... Show Full Comment

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