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uc tony
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 12/13/2007 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
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
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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 12/13/2007 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
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
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 12/18/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
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
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 12/18/2007 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
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

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