Is anyone suffering with ulcerative colitis and having infliximab treatment effect?

About 30% . Effective in about 30%. Effect may be short-lived or long term. Expensive, inconvenient therapy but may allow surgery in a healthier patient. A surgeon should always be part of the therapy team for a patient with uc who does not respond to the usual treat ment plan.

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I may be starting remicade (infliximab) treatment in few weeks for severe left sided ulcerative colitis. Can I use predinosone for temp relief?

Not on your own. Ulcerative colitis is a serious medical condition that need to be under constant medical supervision to achieve prolonged periods of remissions, and prevent complications like bleeding , colitis, perforations , systemic diseases and malignancy , if your physician prescribes predinosone (steroids) you should take. Read more...
Yes. Many times as we treat autoimmune diseases such as ulcerative colitis to lupus with steroids, steroids can play a major role in disease control. Many times, we try to wean steroids as other medications such as remicade (infliximab).Are used to treat the underlying diseases. Read more...
Yes. Prednisone is commonly prescribed to help control symptoms while Remicade (infliximab) is being initiated. It needs to be done with close supervision by your GI md. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
All else failed? Several first line agents failures will indicate the need for a more potent immune modulator like remicade (infliximab). Read more...

Hello, I m Maninder, my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 year, he taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

Ulcerative colitis. Usually the initial treatment is aminosalicylates such ad meselamine. Steroids briefly for flareups.Immunomodulators for more severe cases. There is treatment but no cure. Have him go to a gastroenterologist.Best of luck. Read more...

Hello, I m Maninder, my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 years, he is taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

I would love to. Help you but not sure what your question is. Please restate your question. Thanks. Read more...
See gastroenterology. Hello, ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition which is generally treatable. It sounds like your husband needs to see a gastroenterologist who has experience in treating this condition. There are oral, topical, and I.V. Medications which may be useful in treating this illness. Don't despair, there is treatment which can help your husband. Read more...