Posted 7/24/2014 8:48 AM (GMT -6)
6mp is a standard uc medication. White blood cells are the attack dog of the immune system, sent to infected areas of the body. White blood cells cause inflammation. 6mp reduces one's white blood cell count, so less uc inflammation is caused in the body.
Some use 6mp with 5asas (asacol hd) and that's enough to keep their uc in check. Others, like me, need 6mp and remi to keep things in check.
Remicade's effectiveness can decline over time if antibodies are made by your body. As I said before, suppressing the immune system helps reduce the odds of that.