Posted 3/30/2018 12:28 PM (GMT -7)
To be honest, I am not understanding why your dr did not order pre-meds if yu did this with the 1st infusion. I had a bad reaction on 3rd infusion. They stopped the drip, gave me IV soluable Medrol & Benadryl & waited a bit & resumed the infusion at a slower rate. From then on with pre-meds I never had a another problem. Not uncommon at all to be given pre-meds to ward off any potential reaction.
about Imuran; My gi added Imuran to all of his Remicade & Humira patients to help prevent developing antibodies. I have noticed that other members say the same thing.
I don't if your disease is considered moderate or what. If your disease is pretty active right now, Imuran alone probably will not cut it. It can take up to 3 months for it become completely effective.
I would discuss adding pre-meds at my next infusion before kicking Remicade to the curb. Not sure who told you Remicade is chemo, that is incorrect.