Remicade and mouse allergy

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dorri
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   Posted 2/17/2008 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Since remicade uses a mouse protein, can one be allergic to remicade if they are allergic to mice? 
 
I had a remicade infusion quite some time back and didn't do well on it.  For the last 2 months I've been sneezing daily and it is suspected to be a mouse allergy from an infestation in our crawl space. If I am allergic to mice could this be why I didn't do well on remicade?  Or could the remicade treatment having mouse protein in it cause someone to have an allergic reaction to mice... I know, it's kind of a loaded question?


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/17/2008 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi dorri, I have been on Remicade for almost 5 years with no problems. For you I would recommened Humira it is not made from mouse protein.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


LynnRN
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   Posted 2/17/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I would agree with teddy bear,Humira does not use mouse protein at all,Iv'e been on it since October. Maybe talk with your GI about getting allergy testing to see if your'e even allergic to mice,just a thought?? :-)

dorri
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   Posted 2/17/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
When one of our main hospitals were doing clinical trials on various possible new treatments for crohn's, I couldn't go into the Humira Study because I hadn't done well on Remicade. However my doctor was talking about it on my last visit but said it still wasn't passed as a crohn's treatment? Maybe it 's avaliable now....


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/18/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dorri,
Humira has been approved for Crohn's now.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


dorri
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   Posted 2/18/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
In Canada? they are always behind...


map lady
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   Posted 2/20/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Can you really not take Remicade if you are allergic to mice?  I recently saw an allergist for the first time in my life and it turns out that I am allergic to mice (along with like everything else) and I asked him if that meant I could never use Remicade since it contains mouse protein.  When I say I'm allergic to it, I mean I got a big hive where they poked me with the mouse protein in the test.  The allergist said I should be able to use Remicade anyways.  The GI doctor said "uh, I'm not sure, we'll look into that if you end up needing it."  They make it sound like you should only use Humira if you have no luck with Remicade, as if it's worse for you than Remicade is so you should try the Remicade first.  If I'd have to go straight to Humira due to the mouse allergies, it also bothers me because there's seemingly few treatments available if that doesn't work either.

What's up with all that?  It's frustrating and confusing confused

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