My center gives Zyrtec (because it makes fewer people too sleepy to drive home than Benadryl) and Tylenol before the infusion. Helps prevent reactions.
Lori, Remicade is one of the newer, "biological" class of drugs. It's classified as an anti-TNF. It interferes with the production of a specific type of cell in the immune system. It's generally used when 5-ASA's and immunosuppressants haven't produced a remission.
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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