I had to stop Remicade after 2.75 years because it was making me more ill after the infusions than I felt right prior to the infusion. I was switched to Humira. I had the initial loading doses, 160 mg then 2 weeks later, 80 mg. Then I gave myself 40 mg injections every two weeks. After the 4th of the 40mg injections, I had a severe reaction.
Many people here have had good success switching to Humira when Remicade no longer worked. I unfortunately was not one of them. Fortunately, my gut was in remission when I went off the Remicade and has remained that way. I am on Imuran. I went onto Humira because I have ankylosing spondylitis and that was not under control.
One thing about
Humira - it is a prescript
ion med as opposed to Remicade, usually classified as a medical treatment by insurance companies. Some people find that their out-of-pocket costs for Humira are very high. You might want to check your plan. If you and your doctor decide Humira is the way to go and your insurance costs will be unaffordable, there is an assistance program your doctor can help you apply for.
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