User Reviews for Acthar to treat Multiple Sclerosis
Acthar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. 33% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.
"I've used this twice for a flare up as it was thought that I was allergic to steroids. This medication is a gel, injected. Its about a 2 week course (2 vials) and slowly stimulates your own steroids production to help with flare ups. My own experience is that I felt very ill during the first week, as steroid production amps up, you get the typical steroid feelings. it is very expensive, but my insurance paid for this. "
"This medication works great for me it knocks out my optic neuritis quickly. It takes about a week to calm down my other relapse symptoms. It has allowed me to work during my relapses. The drug company paid my co pay so it cost me nothing."
"I am allergic to steroids and we used this once in my first flare up after a year of relapse. The initial results were great, but the episode returned in less than two weeks after the treatment ended. Worse side effect was a huge increase in blood sugar. The cost of the medication is outrageous even with great insurance. "
"After five injections, I developed thrush. I’m wheezing now, possibly due to pneumonia or upper respiratory infection. I didn’t have any of these symptoms prior to this drug. I will discontinue immediately. Medicine stopped pain and stiffness from ms, but it’s not worth side effects for me."
"This product costs a fortune and did not work for me. I’ve had double vision for 11 weeks due to an ms attack . I had so much faith in it from what my doctor told me it would “fix” all of me. It did not. Definitely would not recommend to any ms patients."
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