Remicade Question for new Crohns patient

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   Posted 4/13/2018 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Is Remicade every 8 weeks for a limited time or is it for life ?

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   Posted 4/13/2018 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Back when I was on Remicade the infusions were tailored to my needs. Each person is different on how they react to it. My infusions were every 4 weeks. When a dr is starting a patient out such as yourself, they will space the infusions farther a part. Once you start Remicade you need to stay on it as long as you can provided it is doing its job. If you stop the infusions then the odds are you cannot resume it. Hopefully you will have success like many of us have had with it.

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   Posted 4/13/2018 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Remicade should be considered a long term drug. You will very likely stay on it for as long as you experience good control of your disease, without any issues with the Remicade itself. I'm not sure if there's and statistics that show percentages of users and years of use, but I have heard of many Remicade users being on it for 10+ years.
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.
Started Remicade in Feb. 2014, along with 100mgs. of Imuran.
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