Tess, has you child been in remission since 2013 with Remicade? 8 year run is pretty amazing.You may want to ask the same question in the treatment/remicade subforum as well. When the biosimilars were first introduced, I asked about this in the treatment section and I think some members responded. I think there were a mix of positive and negative experiences.
Thank You! How often would you say he would get infections? This is very helpful, its good to hear the long term successes.@Jbungie, yes, my son has been in remission since starting remicade. He also barely notices he has crohns other than his infusions. But, he has had a number of infections that may or may not be due to remicade. None have been very serious but they have been worrying and bothersome. His GI once brought up the idea of switching to a less systemic biologic but it was just 'something to consider' if infections continued. As remicade is controlling his crohns, my son does not want to take that step yet.
I've gotten infections now and again, had strep a few times over the years, when I had my elbow surgery 2 months ago the incision looked like it was getting infected (turned red/swollen/warm) - BUT I used some antibiotic cream and that cleared up within a day....I'm actually one of the healthier ones usually at home - haven't had the Flu, didn't catch Covid. I do have some annoying skin stuff going on, but handling that is small compared to fistulizing Crohns'!Thank You! How often would you say he would get infections? This is very helpful, its good to hear the long term successes.