I have been taking Simponi for a year. It was prescribed for my Ankylosing Spondylitis. Last month I was taken off Imuran by my rheumatologist after being on it for almost 6 years. My GI said he felt the Simponi should control my CD since it is also a anti-TNF med.
Simponi is a monthly injection. Retail cost is about
$1800.00. My copay for it is $9.00. If one takes Simponi, they should/must be on MTX. That is not a requirement for AS.
Haven't checked if Simponi is being tested in trials for CD. Simponi is made by Centocor, the same company that makes Remicade.
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