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Advised to use remicade (infliximab) for my leftsided colitis. afraid of drugs side effects. do benefits outweigh risks like serious infection & lymphoma?

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Dr. Arthur Heller answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Effective drug. Depends on severity of disease, response to other meds, etc. See your doc.

Answered Jul 30, 2013

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Outweigh risks. Many times risks depend on other conditions you have such as diabetes, COPD which includes chronic infections, bad kidneys and other supprussive meds you take. With that said, infection can still occur even in otherwise good health. Lymphoma slightly less of concern. I have seen much more benefit with drug then side effects.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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