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Stelara more infections .....

my little penguin

Staff member
Ds stakes Stelara every 4 weeks
Since school has started
Two colds (no biggie ) which led to two ear infections in less than 30 days
Ears were cleared up in between so not the same infection .
Anyone else have increase infections with Stelara ?

Never had this issue before on humira or remicade for the past eight years


Well-known member
San Diego
I haven't noticed any increase of infections on Stelara, however, I'm on the 8 week course. Maybe boosting to 4 weeks noticeably increases the infection risk.

my little penguin

Staff member
He is on two biologics so definitely an increased risk
Stelara is for his Crohns and Arthritis
Second biologic is for autoinflammatory condition
I haven't been sick at all while on Stelara/MTX. I go every six weeks. I was constantly sick when I was on Remicade/Aza.