Tysabri approved for Crohn's.....

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   Posted 1/15/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
aka. uc veteran

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Remicade - every eight weeks.

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   Posted 1/15/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
The FORBES article on this drug just FDA approved scared the heck out of me!!
I have had Crohn's since I was 21 years old and I am now 27....


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   Posted 1/15/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
As I posted the earlier comment about Tysabri's approval...  Some of us don't respond to any of the drugs out there.  Those of us who are excited, and have been anticipating the approval of Tysabri, are more than aware of the scary potentials.  Personally, other than a permanent ileostomy, it's all I've got.  I could use the support, not pointing out the negatives.
Thanks anyway.  Best to all of you.

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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
They said the patients who developed PML were on immunosuppressants. As long as you're not on one while on Tysabri, you should be fine. There haven't been any new cases of PML reported since Tysabri was re-introduced for the treatment of MS and thousands of patients have been using it in that time. I think it will help a lot if you don't respond to Remicade or Humira.

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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad to see more drugs being made available. Proves that people who donate to MS research are also helping us. Thanks for the link. I would not have know otherwise.
Red (Lee Ann)
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
The more they approve, the better off for us! They all concern me in one way or another, but the benefits outweigh the costs for me.
Crohn's Diagnosed in 1996.
Currently on Humira - One syringe every other week.
Now in remission.
Have tried Prednisone, Pentasa, Flagyl, Cipro, and Imuran in the Past - they aren't effective now.
Hospitalized only once, but that was enough!

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