Remicade is not even covered for children. Out insurance denied it. Was told in Chgo., that the cost was 10k per infusion and that was when she was only on the 5mg per kilo dose. Now on 10 mgs. per kilo. Luckily we got in a drug trial sponsored by Centacor, and it is fully paid till October. Then...who knows? If we get some kind of override at BC/ BS of IL they MAY cover it. We have to hit near 20k out of pocket before it is covered at 100%. We have hit that two years in a row.... 80-20 sounds fine, but the deductible is a bummer. Keep me posted on your findings. I may move!
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.