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

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: All else failed?

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

In brief: All else failed?

Several first line agents failures will indicate the need for a more potent immune modulator like remicade (infliximab).
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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