Remicade Infusion w/ C Diff?

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/20/2008 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone know if it is dangerous to get your first dose of Remi if you have C Diff?  Or even just the spores?  I have been battling C Diff all year with several reoccurences (usually right after I stop the Venco).  My GI Doc says that it could have been fatal if I had gone through with my previous scheduled infusion. 

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   Posted 11/20/2008 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
My understanding is that you never get a Remicade treatment if you have an infection. With that said, I'm not sure if you can receive it if your c-diff is under control while on an antibiotic. When is your first scheduled dose? Follow your GI's advice...... Also, your GI can call A Remicade drug rep and they will pose these questions to a medical staff for Remicade.  They did that for me when I had Shingles. Blessings, Julie

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Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
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