DARZALEX (daratumumab): Reviews and patient testimonials


Medication indications

DARZALEX 20 mg/mL concentrate for solution for infusion

DARZALEX is indicated:

• as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, whose prior therapy included a proteasome inhibitor and an immunomodulatory agent and who have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy.

• in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy

Route of administration: Injectable
Molecule: daratumumab

Patients' opinions on DARZALEX

In brief

General satisfaction level: 4.00/10 Learn more

Treatment's effectiveness: 5.50/10 Learn more

Ease of use: 4.00/10 Learn more

Adherence to prescription: 10.00/10 Learn more

Detected side effects: 4.00/10 Learn more

Improvement in the quality of life: 4.00/10 Learn more

1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

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10 = Extremely satisfied

1 = Never
10 = Always

1 = Not at all important
10 = Extremely important

1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

Tips and advice of the community

on 06/06/2019

When I starting on Darazlex,  I was having problems such as allergic reactions,  coughing and finding it hard to breathe, resulting in me being hospitalised ever week, day before and after, and it being given very slowly, over 10 hrs to begin. Gradually this came down to 4 hrs with no problems. Initially I had a great response and my protein came down to 2. It had never been this low even after my stem cell transplant.  In my case the Darazlex effect was very short lived, despite weekly velcade and cyclosphamide being added. My disease was in a very advanced stage when I started this drug, and despite my initial problems with it, I believe it has given me two more years to be with my family.   So if you are offered this drug, take it with both hands as you have nothing to loose.   Stay strong.

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