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A 54-year-old male asked:

When do i decide that it is time for remicade (infliximab) for ulcerative colitis?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
When it's bad enough: See your GI doc. Remicade (infliximab) recently ok'd for uc, as well as crohn's. Like steroids, can put people in remission quickly; unlike steroids can maintain it. If Mesalamine orally and rectally don't work, if immuno-suppressives like 6-meraptopurine or azathioprine don't work; if need to stay on steroids, or repeatedly go on steroids, or severe sx, consider remicade, (infliximab) cyclosporin, or even surgery.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
All else failed?: Several first line agents failures will indicate the need for a more potent immune modulator like remicade (infliximab).
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there anyone on remicade (infliximab) for ulcerative colitis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Plenty: Remicade (infliximab) has been shown to work in ulcerative colitis as well as crohn's disease. Can induce remission and maintain remission.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 30, 2020

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