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Infliximab treatment ok for crohn's?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes
Infliximab is an excellent, fda approved, treatment for crohn's disease.
It does have side-effects and potential toxicity however. It suppresses your immune system and makes you more susceptible to certain infections. It is also quite expensive and requires an IV infusion given on a periodic basis.

In brief: Yes
Infliximab is an excellent, fda approved, treatment for crohn's disease.
It does have side-effects and potential toxicity however. It suppresses your immune system and makes you more susceptible to certain infections. It is also quite expensive and requires an IV infusion given on a periodic basis.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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In brief: Yes, usually
Infliximab is best for inflammatory crohn's disease.
It is not as effective in patients with stricture as the main problem. Infliximab is an anti-tnf agent and if it loses its effect, it can be switched to Humira (adalimumab) which will be effective in another 30% or so patients. To ask the anti-tnf agents to improve stricturing disease is destined to fail.

In brief: Yes, usually
Infliximab is best for inflammatory crohn's disease.
It is not as effective in patients with stricture as the main problem. Infliximab is an anti-tnf agent and if it loses its effect, it can be switched to Humira (adalimumab) which will be effective in another 30% or so patients. To ask the anti-tnf agents to improve stricturing disease is destined to fail.
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