My every 8 week schedule of Remicade wasn't "lasting" the full 8 weeks, meaning my symptoms became bad prior to the infusion time. I noticed that my symptoms seemed to return in full force about
10 days prior to infusion time. My GI and rhemy then decided to try me on an every 6 week schedule. That worked somewhat but I still was having a lot of break through symptoms. I was on a dose of 5 mg/kg at that time. So they upped the dose to 6 mg/kg every 6 weeks. They kept inching the dose upward until I was on 7.5 mg/kg every 6 weeks. I stayed on that dose and schedule for over 2 years.
I hope this helps you. I am not the only one here that had their infusions more often than every 8 weeks. Some people here have been on an every 4 week schedule. Remicade dosage and schedule can be motified to help you. Depending on your insurance coverage, the prescribing doctor might need to justify to them your need for more frequent infusions.
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