Humira vs. Remicade?

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   Posted 12/9/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I am starting Humira this week...   But I see all kindsa stuff on Remicade on here...   Whats the diff?   Anybody know?
28 Yrs
Newly diagnosed with Crohns

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   Posted 12/9/2007 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Remicade is given IV in a clinic/hosp setting over a 2-3 hr period and humira is a shot that you can give to yourself at home. Both are TNF blockers but remicade is made with mouse protein and humira is made with synthetic protein, similiar to human protein. Most folks like the ease of humira and the convenience of taking it at home, but then there are a lot who have been on remicade for yrs and feeling great. Remicade has been around longer also.
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 12/10/2007 3:04 AM (GMT -6)   
tinglebell is right!!!!I am on Humira and I started out on Remicade but built up what they call anti-serum sickness so had to come off of it.even when I was on it generaly took about two and half hours,but when I was switched over to Humira I was showed how to give my self a shot that only takes a few mintes and your done.Good luck and let us know how it goes with it.

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   Posted 12/10/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have been on Remicade for over 2 years and doing very well with the drug. I hope the Humira works for you.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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