remicade users

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

uc tony
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 12/13/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
hey guys im going in for my 6th infusion on dec 31, its not working like i thuoght it would. so i asked my gi to up the dose from 400mg to 675mg and from 8wks to 6wks. what are the doses u guys taking and 6 or 8 wks .i hope it kicks in yeah   thanks

jujub
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10405
   Posted 12/13/2007 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Dosage is figured by weight. It's usually 5 mg. per kg. (2.2 pounds) of body weight, but can increase to 10 mg./kg. if needed. I'm on 5 every 8 weeks, myself.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 


jamo0001
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 12/18/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what the particular dosage is, but my GI just bumped me up to every 6 weeks instead of the typical 8 due to my having issues about 7-10 days out from infusions. best of luck!
James

21 yrs old, diagnosed severe pan ulcerative colitis 2 Mar 2007
Hospitalized 27 Apr-5 May 2007
Remission since 4 July 2007
Asacol (mesalamine) 400 mg x 12 daily
Remicade <--first infusion on 3 May 2007; currently once every 8 weeks
Imuran (azathioprine) 50 mg x 2 daily
Eating fruits and vegetables like there is no tomorrow...
"God bless Remicade!"


GardenerJames
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 12/18/2007 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm 6' about 145 lbs and I have 400 mg every 8 weeks.
I notice it wearing off 3 to 4 days before my infusion.
James
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily www.myspace.com/gardenerjames
Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
1 mg Folic Acid daily
Omega-3 once daily
Eleventh Remicade infusion End of January

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:51 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,906,285 posts in 318,939 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158276 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Hogwild.
282 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Jaiki, scifigal2k, Spring, Michael_T, eldonkey, The Dude Abides, Girlie, Maverick6981, Mark FW, Tall Allen, iPoop