I have been having infusions of Acterma and wondering when it will start working. I have poloymyalgia Rheumatica and the pain has taken me to the limit. I can't use my hands , headaches, hip, leg, thigh pain severe. I am hoping that after a couple more infusions, I will feel better. I have to keep asking my doctor for more prednisone . Doctor seems to think the Acterma will work and doesn't want me on prednisone. I am coming off of a 15 day coarse of the prednisone now and starting to feel the pain again. I have had 1 infusion and next one is this week.
In the 5 reviews given, 3 of them had dates of when the medication started working. Patients started feeling benefits at 3 infusions (12 weeks), 8 weeks (2 infusions), & 8-9 months (8-9 infusions). Found the reviews here : https://www.drugs.com/comments/tocilizumab/actemra.html
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 31 May 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 24 Apr 2015 • 1 answer
My sister and I have been on Cinryze for several years for HAE. We get our infusions 3 times a week?
Posted 16 Jun 2016 • 0 answers
Posted 30 Aug 2016 • 1 answer
Posted 11 Mar 2017 • 1 answer