My MD mentioned it at my last appt and she said it is very restictive to prescribe. 1. I would have to have two negative pregnancy tests before prescribing. 2. You have to call the distributor from the hospital and answer their questions each month and give informed consent of the risks of the drug. 3. prescript
ion is for thirty days at a time, you must come to the hospital each month for a pregnancy test 4. after all of the tasks are completed the MD may prescribe months worth of medication. It does sound quite cumberson to obtain each month, but if it would heal up my intestines it might certainly be worth the hassle. I hope someone comes along with some first hand experience soon.
33 year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08 (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon and appendix)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin as needed, Entocort 6mg for maintanence.
November'09 colonoscopy shows reoccurance at anastamosis and active disease in sigmoid and rectum