I have been on Remicade since July 2006. My GI wants me to stay on it for at least 2 years. I started out taking the imfusions at my local hospital which cost $11,000. Now I take it at home from a home health care facility & ut cost $7000. I have no side effects & it really works great for me. I eat about
anything I want. I still have urgencies every now & then but only about
2 bm's day or less. I have to take take Tylenol & Benedryl before each infusion to combat an allergic reaction. So I usually sleep through the 2 hour infusion. The nurse works on her paper work while I sleep. I really love taking it at home. I also take Methotrexate & the nurse gives me a dose of solumedral ( I think that is how it is spelled) It is a steroid before each infusion. She commented one time that my GI was going to make sure that I don't have an allergis reaction.