New antibiotic cocktail??

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RK
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 5/20/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone heard of a new cocktail made up of 3 antibiotics that can put Crohns into remission? A friend of mine is a doctor and he said he had read about this but wasn't sure of all of the details. It hasn't been approved here in Canada yet but has been approved in the U.S. I haven't been able to find anything on it. Anyone hear about this?
32-year-old female diagnosed with CD in 2001.
Currently taking Pentasa 4g x four times daily and probiotics.


Illini
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 298
   Posted 5/20/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not heard about that. Is this the same as the anti-MAP antibiotic cocktail? The only recently mentioned antibiotic I know of is Xifaxan, which is a single drug.


July 2007 Drug-Induced Liver Injury
January 2008 Crohn's Ileitis
Currently trying...
Enteral Nutrition, Omega-3 (Flax Oil and Fish Oil), VSL#3, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Psyllium


sr5599
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 5/20/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
sounds like the MAP cocktail...
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl

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