I am really not sure what everyone is talking about
when they say double or triple dose. I have been on remicade for nearly 4 years now and have never heard it referred to as double or triple dose. I have heard it referred to by ratios of 6, 8, and 10 to every lbs. I have been on the max dose of 10 to every lbs. every 4 weeks for the past 3 years. I was told by my G.I. that you can not raise the dose or frequency anymore than what I am on. It is not always easy recovering from each infusion, but adding benedryl and phenegran as premeds has really helped me out. A few months ago, I was also started on methotrexate injections, which seems to help the remicade. about
a year ago, I tried to make the switch to humira, because my remicade was only lasting about
2 weeks. I got really sick and decided that 2 weeks of remicade was better than the sickness that I was getting from the humira. When I switched back, the remicade was actually more effective, or atleast I recognized what it was doing for me more now that I had lived without it.