Remicade Question

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   Posted 7/17/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody know how long Remicade stays in your system after you stop taking it?

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   Posted 7/17/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't know, but a quick wikipedia search::
shows a dose of 5mg per kilogram if you weigh 155 lbs >> (or about 70 kilograms)
then your dose of 5mg times 70 = 350 mg of infliximab (remicade is brand name and also includes sucrose and sodium stuff during this infusion of infliximab into bloodstream)
and with a suggested frequency of 6-8 weeks,,, kinda suggests that your body can do "something" with this dose amount, in 6-8 weeks before it needs another dose. (I hope this helps, but i don't know if any actually remains after discontinuance or if i even calculated this correctly.)
I also know your kidneys filter your bloodstream ....process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. (a day!)

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   Posted 7/17/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
The half life of Remicade in the body is 21 says. Then in theory, it should all be cleared from the system in 42 days.
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