Remicade-does it work?

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/8/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dr. has suggested remicade as a possibility for me. I have had a pretty severe flare of my uc since May. Has anyone had success? I did read some people are having success. Has anyone had side effects? I am nervous about starting another new medication. 

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 985
   Posted 7/8/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It seems that are several people on the board who are having a lot of success with it. I haven't yet, but it can sometimes take a bit longer so I haven't given up on it yet. On a positive note, I have had no side effects or reactions to it at all
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
15 mg Prednisone AM, 10 mg PM (tapering from 60mg a day)
Started Remicade 6/11/09 (2 infusions so far)
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success

Jen O
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 7/8/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Fortunately, (or unfortunately for some, like me) it works for some, doesn't work for others, just like any drug! I am still looking for the right "cocktail" of meds.

I wish you luck if you decide to take it!

Age 34, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Current Meds:
Prednisone currently on 5 mgs, will quit on Wednesday 7/15/2009!
Started Azathioprine 100 mgs 6/22/2009 and Apriso 4 tabs daily 6/11/2009
Biotin 5 mg
Vitamin D 2,000 IU per day
Calcium 1500 mg per day
Flaxseed Oil 2000 mg per day
Also tried: Remicade, Asacol, Rowasa, Cantasa

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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 7/8/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Remicade is discussed very frequently here; looking at some of the threads may be helpful to you. The search function for "UC Remicade" gave this list:

Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"

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