Hi, I took Remicade for about 3 years then had an increased doseage and then a reaction, now I am on Humira since April. Right now I would say I am not seeing excellent results on Humira, just decent results... but then again, I didn't see very good results on Remicade till after a year on it. I need another scope to see what's going on in there. The doctor is probably recommending Remicade since it is approved for UC now, Humira is approved for Crohn's but not UC yet. Without insurance, Humira is $1600 for 2 shots... so if your insurance does not approve Humira, the first dose would be $3200, second dose would be $1600 and after that it would be $800 every 15 days. Why is the Remicade going to be so much with insurance? I used to pay just $20 per infusion for it. I hope that whatever your wife decides works well for her.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil, Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Humira started 4/4/08