Remicade (infliximab) is indicated for the treatment of Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Plaque Psoriasis. Remicade is administered as an intravenous infusion.
Remicade blocks the action of the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) protein in your body. TNF-alpha is made by your body’s immune system. People with certain diseases have too much TNF-alpha that can cause the immune system to attack normal healthy parts of the body. Remicade can block the damage caused by too much TNF-alpha.
Remicade infusions are generally administered every six to eight weeks, and infusions are given over a period of about 2 hours. Infusions may be given more frequently at the start of therapy, known as the induction period. Sometimes pre-medications are administered prior to infusions, such as steroids, benadryl, or tylenol. An observation time may be required after your infusion.
Potential Side Effects
The most common side effects of Remicade include respiratory infections, cough, stomach pain and headache.
Remicade can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections.
Your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and hepatitis B before starting Remicade.
For a full list of potential side effects, please see the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide on the Remicade website.
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