Remicade treatment in Europe??

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mkl11
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 12/8/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I am planning on studying abroad in the Prague, Czech Republic next fall semester. My Crohn's has responded very well to the remicade with only a bit of flare-up and the general immune system weakening that remicade can cause.

Since I'll be gone for a full semester, I will need to get a remicade treatment at least once while I'm abroad. Is anyone here from outside the US, or knowledgeable about European hospitals/treatment centers?

I will be discussing this with my GI doctor, as well as my study abroad advisor, when i return to school in January, but I do want to do some research before I meet with them.

Any websites/insights/knowledge, anything at all would be very helpful!

Thanks as usual!
19, College Student, just diagnosed June 2007
Prednisone, Remicade


Gra151
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/9/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Im UK based and Remicade is widely available here and is also approved for use by the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA). so in theory shoiuld be available in the czech republic.

I hope you enjoy Prague its a beautiful city and would be a great place to spend a semester.

athensgirl
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   Posted 12/10/2007 1:24 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm from Greece, and I know many people here who are on Remicade, they get their infusions in the local hospitals with no problem.  If I was in your shoes, I would search or contact some big hospitals in Prague, just to be on the safe side, and of course I think you should get a letter from your GI explaining your situation and the current medication you are on.  Remember, Crohns is not so common in these countries including Greece of course, that's why it's very important to be fully prepared when you go there.  And yes, Prague is a wonderful city, you will love it!!!

Christina

 


llynch
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   Posted 1/6/2015 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
My son has Crohns and is on Remicaid - he is looking to study abroad in Praque, Vienna or Sydney. I would be very interested to know how your experience went and if you could give us any advise. Thanks.
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