Posted by Donnelly Webb
on January 17, 2000 at 22:39:37:
In Reply to: Rheumatoid Arthritis posted by Lindsay on January 10, 2000 at 20:21:08:
In the Arthritis Today magazine for Jan/Feb 2000 there is an article about Remicade. It lists that it is given just like the last poster stated and that it is new and therefore not covered by insurance at this time. It seems like there are alot of benefits if the article is to be believed. It is good for the gasto tract unlike many arthritis meds on the market. It does list that there are side effects but not what they are just that because Remacide is not a complete human protein there is a potential for side effects. It also states that other drawbacks cited include that is does require intravenous infusion which can be uncomfortable and confining and it is more expensive than most other drug treatments for RA. It list that it is for people whose Ra has responded to other medications. The article states that is is approx. $1,222 for each 8 week dose and that the actual dose is based on patient's body weight plus the cost of the infusion. If you would like the whole article, please email me.
: If anyone has any information regarding a new drug known as Remicade, used as a treatment for rheumatiod arthritis, please mail it to me. I have an Uncle who suffers from this form of arthritis and I am seeking any information that anyone may have regarding this drug.
: Thank you.