Sorry for hijacking this post but am I understanding this correctly?
Pentasa is a maintenance drug?, Entocort is used to get a flare under control and the immunosuppressants?-is that maintenance/prevention too? Just trying to get it all clear in my mind for Thursdays visit to consultant. Subject to blood test results was going to put son on immunosuppressants Thurs BUT he is now back on solid food (along with Pentasa and 3 weeks of entocort)and so far things are going ok and I would rather that he only takes drugs that are necessary I understand that maintenance drugs are essential but does he really need the suppressants right now? Any thoughts?
OK, think I have just found the anwser after looking up cimzia which appears to be an immunosuppressant-guess I will have to have this one out with consultant
Post Edited (vixen) : 2/9/2010 8:46:01 AM (GMT-7)
Thank you for the feedback. Is Immuran or 6 MP safer than Cimzia? I'm still unclear on why the Cimzia, Humira and Remicade or considered "big guns." I realize they suppress the immune system and that is scary but don't Immuran and 6 MP have their own scary considerations?
I do appreciate the education. I'm so overwhelmed. :-)
Endocourt is also consider by some as a long term treatment drug.
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