There is one person here who is in one of the studies and it seems to be helping him. If you do a search for golimumab, you can probably find his discussions.
Golimumab is still being evaluated for IBD, so the efficacy and safety haven't really been officially established as yet. It may be quite some time before it is approved, and many insurers won't cover "research" drugs. Other anti-TNF drugs out there which are used for UC are Remicade (FDA approved) and Humira (not yet approved, but likely will be fairly soon.)
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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