We went for 5mg per kilo to 10 mgs per, in about 8 weeks. The first dose (ever )helped, and the 2nd and 3rd did not change much--edge of a flare. The last does of 10 mgs, kicked in a stabilization that has lasted 3 whole weeks..
Don't give up. We are ok for now and holding our own for the first time in a year.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone 50mg, major flare, now off!, Hosp. four x this yr. Low residue diet still, an
6MP, Colazal ,horrible acne/moon for awhile- No more Pred,but 6mp isn't working. Cortifoam enemas 4xweek
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, and Mangosteen for kicks.
Had 4th infusion of Remicade(12-08), and still on all of the other drugs, except Flagyl and Pred. Better, no remission. In a drug trial for children. Living on a flare's edge.