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Posted by Chad on January 14, 2000 at 19:32:25:

In Reply to: Re: Remicaid posted by Bob G on January 14, 2000 at 10:55:02:

: : Has anyone ever heard of a medicine called Remicaid. My doctor said it is new and works like ENBREL except that it needs to be given by IV in the doctors office. I am on prednisone, methotrexate, enbrel, Vioxx, Folic Acid, Previcid, Calcium, iron, Darvacet, Glucosamine and Vitamin C. If anyone has heard of Remacaid do you know if it will react with any of these medicines? Any info would be helpful. thanks

: Chad,
: Did you ever learn anything more about Remicaid? I have been the same route as you seem to be, and not getting relief. If you have had any further information, I would appreciate hearing from you.
: Bob

Bob - My next Dr. Appt is Jan 31st and I will know more about it then. I did talk to the nurse a little and she said it was between 2000 and 3000 dollars a treatment. The treatments would take place like: First the initial treatment, then 2 weeks later, then 4 weeks from the 2 week one, then 6 weeks from the 4 weeks and then every 8 weeks after that. My nurse also said that because it is so new that no insurance company's have approved it yet. She thinks that because it needs to be done in the office it may be able to be run trhu as a medical expense and covered by insurance. I will keep you informed once I hear more at my appointment.


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