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Lucky1
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   Posted 10/29/2008 2:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,just asking to crohns sufferers about infleximab is there any side affects? Ive been on steroids for 12years now and my doctor finally wants me to go on this wonder drug,so ive heard.

KEANO
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   Posted 10/29/2008 2:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lucky 1.  I have been on Inflixmab (also known as Remicade) for the past 3 years with no side affects.  I had re-curring peranal abcesses and since I started Inflaxmab they have stayed away.  Now after saying that everybody is different in how they react to medication. I suppose there is only one way to find out for yourself, give it a go and see what happens.  Best of luck :-)

Lucky1
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   Posted 10/29/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey keano,how long does the infusion take?Do you take any other medications? thanks for your reply.

Julie1014
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   Posted 10/29/2008 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Lucky1, Welcome to Healing well! I just bumped a thread for you titled "Starting a new med....." If you go to this thread, it provides a wealth of info on Crohn's meds, including Remicade (Infliximab.) You should be able to find all of the answers to your questions. The best of luck to you! Blessings, Julie:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
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KEANO
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   Posted 10/29/2008 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lucky 1, The infusion takes about 2 hours to go in, but maybe for your first time they might keep you in overnight to monitor you. (they did this with me) Basically you can go about your day to day stuff when its finished. Im in Ireland so maybe its different where you are. Good luck !

KEANO
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   Posted 10/29/2008 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry lucky 1 meant to say I am on Pentast 500mg 4 times daily, also codeine for diarhea, and Vitamin B12 injections once a month.

Lucky1
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   Posted 10/30/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Keano, im on prednisone 5mg for the last 4years. Im on mesasel 250mg tablet 6 daily,imuran 50mg 4 daily.Do you think B12 injections help?Im an AUSSIE

 

KEANO said...
Sorry lucky 1 meant to say I am on Pentast 500mg 4 times daily, also codeine for diarhea, and Vitamin B12 injections once a month.

KEANO
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   Posted 10/31/2008 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lucky 1. I've been getting B12 injections for the past 15 years or so. They definately help with fatigue and tiredness. I had a bowel resection done so therefore I don't absorb a lot of nutrients, so B12 injection does help me.
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