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Remicade Not Working
Had 3rd remicade infusion last friday for left-sided uc. Colon is still bleeding. When would I know if remicade is working or not?
See below.: You have essentially received the loading doses of remicade. It may take 2 to 3 more infusions to truly settle down the uc and then hopefully bleeding will be decreased and hopefully stopped. Dosage may need to be altered to obtain better results and that will be based on your response and tolerability to the medication. ...Read more
Remicade after 2 years is not working as before. What should I do ? History of crohn disease moderate to severe for 6 years so far.
Flare of arthritis: If you stop your remicade, 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 for a short while but this should only be done after discussing with your rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been getting remicade 4 2 years. I've gained 60 lbs. Have been 125, since the age of 18.Ever since the remicade. 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, weight gain can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on veins: Since Remicade 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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