Remicade is considered a maintenance drug. Some docs will give short bursts to induce remission, but most won't and that isn't the recommended use of the drug. Remember that, like all of the medical treatments available to us, Remi doesn't work for everyone.
I noticed small differences after my second infusion and big ones after the third. Generally if you haven't seen improvement by the fifth infusion, you aren't going to respond to the drug.
Here is the patient assistance site for Remicade:
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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