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   Posted 2/19/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Is anyone participating in a trial study for Ustekinumab. It is a biologic that is in either phase 2b or 3. My GI said that the drug has been approved for psoriasis and it is now being checked for Crohn's. I have my first infusion on Monday and I was hoping to hear from anyone currently in the trial. Thanks

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   Posted 2/19/2010 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
You might like to do a back search of forum posts: we have had discussions about the drug in the past.

One tip: try Googling

Ustekinumab Crohn's

Good luck with your infusion on Monday. Please do let us know how it goes!
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   Posted 2/19/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Ustekinumab works on interluken 12 and 24. DOES NOT have the PML risk. It is also NOT another TNF. I like this one so far. May be another good drug.

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   Posted 2/19/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and let us know how you do!
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

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Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 2/19/2010 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I was almost in a study for this but I didn't qualify! I hope it goes well...keep us posted!!
28 Year old Female
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Recent possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Tried Meds: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Rowasa Enemas.
Currently on: 25mg Prednisone (Tapering SLOWLY from 60), 125mg Imuran, Psyllium Seed Powder, Colocort Enemas, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D/Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention). 

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   Posted 2/20/2010 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the responses. I will try to keep the boards updated!
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