Yes you are less likely to develop a immunity to the Remicade while on Imuran. Just remember that you will be at a higher risk for tuberculosis and death by pneumonia. You should probably get your doctor to do a TB skin test once a year. Also make sure you are up to date on your pneumonia vaccine. The cdc? recently updated there vaccination schedule. They say now that for immuno-compromising conditions to have 1 or 2 boosters of the pneumonia vaccine in your entire adult life.Lydia said:I was reading the package insert that came with my remicade. Its says that people on imuran/6 mp are also less likely to develop antibodies to remicade. Which makes sense since so many people end up allergic to it and have to stop taking it. So I can see why doctors would prescrie both since it can prevent the allergy.
Humira is the same medicine as Remicade. The only difference is that it is compromised entirely of human protein molecules. Remicade is compromised of 30% rat protein which is why a lot of people have trouble with it. Also, the side effect list of aspirin is scary.RobK said:Remicade had no effect. My GI suggested Humira but when I read the list of side effects it really scared me.
After doing my own research I found out about the LDN trial at Penn State and asked my GI to write me a script. To my GI's surprise I'm doing very well...almost a year on LDN and the most beautiful thing is noooo side effects!!