I have just heard that I have funding and approval from the NHS to take Tocilizumab and will be having my first infusion this week or the week after. Then I have weekly injections after. I wondered if anyone knew if there are any immediate effects. Also do you go on taking other medications. I am on 6 x 500 g. Mycophenalate (cellcept) as well as Pred. I have been so ill for nearly 18 months and I understand that this new drug for GCA has a 55% chance of remission in about 6 months. I really am hoping to have some success. Have read that there have been some negative reactions but the percentage seems small. Would like to find out more about it before I go to get the infusion. I am going to see Professor Das Gupta beforehand, on the day but would like some advance information really.