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Do you get hydrocortisone premed w/ REMICADE?

My son has always got hydrocortisone pre remicade infusion. His new doctor wrote an order for tylenol and benadryl but no steroid. I am curious if you guys
get hydrocortisone or another IV steroid prior to the remicade infusion.

[The nurse said the doctor doesn't use steroids but the doctor said he always does. I read an article from 2003 that said hydrocortisone premed decreased the development of antibodies to Remicade. In any case, my son now has the order...]


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New York, USA
Yes, I get both solu-medrol and Benadryl IV before my infusions.... Been getting those for the past few years.....

I see you are in NY too..... What area are you from?