I've been on it for about
18 months now. It works in combination with the other drugs to keep me in remission, but I've tried tapering the Imuran and started having cramping again, so went back to the regular dose. I've had no side effects from the Remicade. Before it, I was steroid-dependent and had all kinds of terrible side effects from that.
And I'm thinking $120 would be the infusion fee, not including the drug, which yes, costs $6000 plus per infusion, depending on your body weight. My doctor's practice has its own infusion center, which is very comfortable and convenient. They have wireless internet, so I take my laptop with me and work while the infusion runs.
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years!
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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