PMH, there's not guarantees with Remi, much like the other drugs we're treated with. My doctor's practice has their own infusion center. I go in at the scheduled time, they give me a Zyrtec and two Tylenol to help prevent reactions. They weigh me, start the IV, then mix the IV and Remicade. It usually takes 2-2 1/2 hours to infuse. Then they hang some normal saline and keep me there for another 15 minutes to be sure I'm not going to have an immediate reaction. Then I go home.
Remi has been great for me; I'm sure I would've had surgery by now if it weren't available. I really have had no side effects other than feeling a little tired the following day.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.