5th Remicade Infusion

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   Posted 8/21/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I will be having my 5th Remicade Treatment in a few weeks. I did one, two wks later did one, 4 wks later did one and six wks now 8wks and I guess I will continue every 8 wks from now on. My nurse said last time that this next treatment would be a "double dose", not sure why, has anyone had this? If so did u have any any problems with the double dose ect. I haven't had any problems with any of my treatments, no side effects at all.
Just wondering what to expect if anything different

Tannie 26 yrs
dx May 08 taking 30mg Prednisone,trying to taper, 100mg 6-mp, Asacol 6 twice a day, Remicade. 

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   Posted 8/21/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think you should expect anything different. The "double dose" refers to 10mg of remicade per kg of your body weight. The "regular" dose is 5mg/kg. If you want you can ask your GI why (s)he wants to boost the dose. The infusion nurse might watch you more closely to see if the higher dose causes a reaction, but if you haven't had one yet, then you *probably* won't have one this time. Good luck!!!

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   Posted 8/21/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I did not do good with the double dose and had to go off the Rem. but people are different with meds like anything else there seems to be not a help for all. Hope you do good with your doseage.How are you doing on the Rem.? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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