Maintenance drug? After 8 weeks? I am about
to get surgery but will also add that uceris is the bomb for me too. But I have been repeatedly told it is just a flare drug. I have not noticed *any* systemic affects though whatsoever - not evenn the slightest face puffiness, insomnia- or other symptoms- for starters. If I could use it forever I really would cancel surgery... Alas, so far it is the only non pred drug (or therapy) that effectively gives me controlled remission, so if it is not a maintenance drug it is worthless to me- other than getting me off all pred before surgery, which is something, I guess.
For those of you who do reasonably well with maintenance drugs though, uceris might (IMO) allow you to nuke multiple flares a year with abandon, forever, because it seems to knock mine out in just a week or so and is so non-systemic. In other words, a month or two use kf uceris a year forever is surely safe- but that's just my wild guess. If someone has any indication that maybe it is safe for use as continuous maintenance, get me the memo and I will cancel surgery. B
Post Edited (Probiotic) : 3/24/2013 4:18:56 PM (GMT-6)