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Which one is better - colectomy or remicade (infliximab) for left sided colitis? Advice from 2 different gis.

Which one is better - colectomy or remicade (infliximab) for left sided colitis? Advice from 2 different gis.

Hard to say: It all depends. Surgery is usually reserved for medically refractory toxic disease or dysplasia/surgery. Most patients with severe disease will have an opportunity to respond to medications such as Remicade (infliximab) or cyclosporin before surgery is performed. Colectomy is curative but having an ipaa also presents problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeremy Adler
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How important is a colonoscopy within 5 years of previous one...I'm a Crohn's patient on remicade (infliximab) and i'm not flared up. Seems unnecessary and expensiv?

How important is a colonoscopy within 5 years of previous one...I'm a Crohn's patient on remicade (infliximab) and i'm not flared up. Seems unnecessary and expensiv?

The risk for...: Colorectal cancer in chron's increases with duration of illness and starts to rise 8-10 years into the disease. Further, the extent of bowel affected is directly related to the risk for colorectal cancer. The highest risk is for those with the entire bowel affected and least with just rectal involvement. Not knowing your specifics details this is the best i can do. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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What is remicade(infliximab) for?

What is remicade(infliximab) for?

FDA approved for....: Used to treat crohn's disease, ra, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis. It is used for other problems, but these are the fda approved indications. ...Read more

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Is remicade (infliximab) safe overall?

Is remicade (infliximab) safe overall?

Yes.: People can have side-effects with infusion, but they are usually mild. Remicade (infliximab) has been on the market for over a decade and is considered relatively safe. ...Read more

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What happens if i stop taking remicade (infliximab)?

What happens if i stop taking remicade (infliximab)?

Flare of arthritis: If you stop your remicade, (infliximab) you will be at significant risk for a bad flare of your arthritis. You should only stop arthritis medication on the explicit advice of your rheumatologist. Sometimes in the case of an active infection or prior to surgery you may need to stop your Remicade (infliximab) for a short while but this should only be done after discussing with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is it like to take remicade (infliximab) long term?

Very effective: Our patients who are on it long-term find it very effective. Ask your physician if you can talk to other people in the practice who've been a long-term. Rheumatologists are very comfortable having patients on this medicine long-term. ...Read more

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What would happen if u stop.Taking remicade (infliximab).

What would happen if u stop.Taking remicade (infliximab).

Will flare: It depends what the Remicade (infliximab) is treating (gi, ra, psoriasis?). In any case, stpping the med will likely cause the underlying disease to flare. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of taking remicade, (infliximab) or a medication like it?

What are the symptoms of taking remicade, (infliximab) or a medication like it?

Why do you need it: This really depends on the medical condition being treated. Remicade (infliximab) may have no symptoms. It can have side effects like infection and if you are on it you need careful monitoring. ...Read more

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Why do some people need a port when taking remicade (infliximab) and others don't ?

Why do some people need a port when taking remicade (infliximab) and others don't ?

Depends on veins: Since Remicade (infliximab) is given IV over a two or more hour period the veins must be large enough and good enough to prevent tissue infiltration. If they are small, not plentiful, or not of good quality a port may be used since in the future multiple IV treatments will be needed. ...Read more

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I have been getting remicade (infliximab) 4 2 years. I've gained 60 lbs. Have been 125, since the age of 18.Ever since the remicade (infliximab). If i stop, will i loose the lbs?

I have been getting remicade (infliximab) 4 2 years. I've gained 60 lbs. Have been 125, since the age of 18.Ever since the remicade (infliximab). If i stop, will i loose the lbs?

It can be: It can be associated with weight gain if before you started this drug, you were losing weight as result of untreated autoimmune disease. We call this phenomena cachexia where you lose the weight due to severe inflammation. Once the disease is controlled with a drug such as remicade, (infliximab) weight gain can occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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