It has kept me in a solid remission since about
a month after starting it. But you have to remember, like most of the treatments for UC, it's not effective for everyone. I think the manufacturer says that you will likely reach maximum benefit by the fifth infusion; if it isn't working by then, it's time to consider other alternatives.
Part of the problem is that right now, with Humira not yet approved and so many insurances not covering it, Remicade is about
the final option. A lot of people prefer to continue with it rather than go to surgery if the Remi is helping at all.
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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