Posted 6/14/2012 10:24 AM (GMT -6)
I am curious what dosage of Remicade has been prescribed for others, and what the reasons are for increased dosages.
I was previously on Humira for 13 monhts, and by the time we stopped it, I was taking 6 pens every 4 weeks (2 per week alternating with 1 per week) and it was not giving me the relief from symptoms that we hoped for.
I started Remicade again this spring (was previously on it for 3 total infusions in 2001) and while there was definite progress and relief in the few days after the initial infusions, we went up to 10 mg/kg at the last infusion four weeks ago. This was right around the time that I had a seton placement for my perianal Crohn's, but it did seem like the Remicade was greatly helping the recovery. Then this week I have noticed a big increase in inflammation in the area and am wondering if I need the infusions more frequently than once every eight weeks.
My current dosage: 10 mg/kg every eight weeks.
Reason: Control of perianal Crohn's
Anyone mind sharing their Remicade situation?