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   Posted 1/11/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Does anyone know much about infliximab??  I just read an article on it and it stated that although not approved by the FDA for UC, it is an extremely useful drug in reducing inflamation in the colon?
Why is this not approved?!?!!?
Any thoughts?
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08
Currently on Asacol 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Started taking chamomile tea and multi vitamins (waiting for results)

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   Posted 1/11/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no idea but a lot of people seem to use it and have great results. I guess it just needs to be researched more before it is approved. It is the same as Remicade.

Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)

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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
You must have found an old article. Infliximab (Remicade) was approved for UC nearly four years ago. If you do a search on the board for "Remicade" you'll find dozens of discussions of it. Or try this site:
It is horrifyingly expensive and can have some potentially serious side effects, but it can work very well for some of us.

Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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