A 63-year-old male asked:
When do I decide that it is time for remicade (infliximab) for ulcerative colitis?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Arthur Heller answered
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
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.
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
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