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10-05-2017, 10:44 AM   #1
Chica
Remsima not as good as Remicade?

Hi, has anyone out there been switched from Remicade to Remsima (the biosimilar & cheaper version of Remicade)? I was switched over to Remsima from Remicade about 18 months ago and I have to say that it's definitely not as effective. Whilst I still feel ok energy wise on Remsima (well for the first 5 weeks anyway), I have developed awful skin problems since being switched to Remsima plus had a bout of Crohn's related Arthritis a few months ago which I haven't experienced since I was first flaring not on meds. I have read that there can be antibody issues from the switch and I'm tempted to push my IBD nurse & consultant to switch me back to Remicade. My face looks so bad people are starting to stare at me in public unless I wear extremely heavy make up & even then you can still see it yikes!! : ( Anyone else experienced this?
10-05-2017, 10:46 AM   #2
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Hi, has anyone out there been switched from Remicade to Remsima (the biosimilar & cheaper version of Remicade)? I was switched over to Remsima from Remicade about 18 months ago and I have to say that it's definitely not as effective. Whilst I still feel ok energy wise on Remsima (well for the first 5 weeks anyway), I have developed awful skin problems since being switched to Remsima plus had a bout of Crohn's related Arthritis a few months ago which I haven't experienced since I was first flaring not on meds. I have read that there can be antibody issues from the switch and I'm tempted to push my IBD nurse & consultant to switch me back to Remicade. My face looks so bad people are starting to stare at me in public unless I wear extremely heavy make up & even then you can still see it yikes!! : ( Anyone else experienced this?
I would call your doctor and let them know what is going on.

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10-06-2017, 04:27 AM   #3
Chica
Thanks, yes I'm about to write and email to my consultant : )
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