Question: Am I going to be on drugs forever?

I started taking remicade this summer and I'm just wondering if people are normally on some sort of drug for the rest of their life or can you go off them when you get into remission? Or is it safer to just stay on them? Thanks

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Guglie Gill

Crohn's Warrior

Answer

Stopping any medication has both risks and benefits. To understand the consequences of both continuing Remicade or stopping it, this discussion should be had with your gastroenterologist.

Here is a video I did about stopping medications:
https://www.trustedtherapies.com/videos/87-when-can-i-stop-taking-my-medications?autoplay=1

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Dr. Brian Bressler

Gastroenterologist

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