I was in remicade treatment and it worked very well but I stop taking it since one year ago... so not sure if it will work again after that.. my doctor recommended me to take HUmira but it has not been approved by FDA so I need to find the best option..
5 Apr 2012
Prios, I live in Canada, so Humira has been approved here, and as you submitted this a year ago, no doubt the FDA has approved it since. Because you've been off Remicade for a year, you have developed a resistance to it, so you cannot go back on it. Humira is probably your next best bet, and it doesn't build up a resistance if you're off it awhile. It, and/or Crohn's creates a few side effects similar to those suffered by Diabetes patients, like leg/foot/toe inflammations and infections and finger/nail infections. Small irritants if it can help, and so far, it and Remicade are the only two drugs that can work to heal the painful fissures so many of us have. Don't be shy about trying something new - I went through 5 drugs before the Humira, and so far, no complaints.
18 Feb 2010
Clinical trials looking at the safety and efficacy of Humiria for the treatment of ulcerative colitis are ongoing and as yet unapproved by the FDA.
Get the advice of more than one specialist. At the end of the day you will need to weigh up the risks of treatment versus the potential benefits. Good luck.
You may also like to read these comments patients have written about Humira. http://www.drugs.com/comments/adalimumab/humira.html
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