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Remicade vs Inflectra or Avsola

Tue, December 29, 2020 4:20 PM

My medical iinsurance is forcing me to try one of two biosimilar drugs instead of Remicade. I have been receiving Remicade infusions every 8 weeks since 2008......Remicade gave me my life back.
Has anyone made the change to Inflectra or Avsola and have you had any issues?

FPO dmwohare
Joined Dec 29, 2020

Fri, September 23, 2022 9:58 AM

Reply posted for Absalom.

I was on Remicade for about three years and tolerated well but when started having numbness and tingling in my hands and legs/feet, and a colonoscopy at that point suggested the medication was not working.  My Dr. Switched me to Entyvio and I'm coming up on 5 years.  My active Crohn's in the terminal ilieum improved greatly. 

FPO Subydoo55
Joined Sep 23, 2022

Wed, April 20, 2022 11:59 PM

Reply posted for dmwohare.

Remicade (infliximab) for Crohn's Disease, Maintenance: slope game
“My son started Remicade at 13yrs. He has severe Crohns flare ups and this was a last resort aside from surgery for him. The Remicade treatment gave him few side effects. He didn't get any headaches/tiredness. And he didn't get sick easier like they said he would. When almost our whole house(7 of us) got the flu; m\Micah didn't. Micah just took his last dose 8 weeks ago after being on Remicade for over a year and a half. (Micah was on Lialda too) even when they used the amount of Remicade, Micah was still getting flare ups every other month or so. They tested his blood and found out he had antibodies to the Remicade, which means his body was attacking the Remicade and that's why it was only working right after the infusions.”


FPO Absalom
Joined Apr 20, 2022

Fri, January 08, 2021 2:12 PM

Reply posted for dmwohare.

I'm in the same boat... following this thread and hoping for some feedback as well.

FPO macmillj
Joined Jan 8, 2021

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