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Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Infliximab (Overview)

Infliximab is an immune system affecting agent.


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What is remicade(infliximab) for?

What is remicade(infliximab) for?

FDA approved for....: Used to treat crohn's disease, ra, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis. It is used for other problems, but these are the fda approved indications. ...Read more

Dr. Jeremy Adler
125 doctors shared insights

Infliximab (Overview)

Infliximab is an immune system affecting agent.


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Whats the success rate for infliximab use?

Whats the success rate for infliximab use?

It is effective: It is frequently used in crohn's disease to quiet down inflamatory manifestations. It is not very good for stricturing disease. It is a temporary fix for perianal fistula disease which can be improved more permanently by laser ablation. So a question which asks in general what's the success rate, you have to evaluate the type of problem that Infliximab is being used for to answer better, . ...Read more

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How effective is infliximab in treating psoriatic arthritis?

How effective is infliximab in treating psoriatic arthritis?

Quite effective!: Infliximab is quite effective in treating both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, but it is not and should be not a first line therapy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have botox facial injections whilst on infliximab, methotrexate and asacol (mesalamine) treatment for ulcerative colitis?

It is safe: Botox does not interact with these and almost all other medications. I have several patients with colitis on these drugs and have injected Botox for their chronic migraines without any side effects. ...Read more

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Is longterm infliximab infusion treament dangerous?

Is longterm infliximab infusion treament dangerous?

Yes and no: These is an increased risk of infection which is the major side-effect. Other possibile problems are reduced blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. However the chances of having any of these issues is fairly small. ...Read more

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If doses of remicade (infliximab) are missed can it be life threatening?

If doses of remicade (infliximab) are missed can it be life threatening?

Usually not: Patients do not go into Remicade (infliximab) withdrawal. However, if a dose is missed the patient could flare. It depends on the severity and type of disease the Remicade (infliximab) is being used to treat. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with uc. Taking remicade (infliximab). After 3 infusions, I developed perianal abscess. Is this a side effect of immuno-suppression? Afraid of 4th infuse

Diagnosed with uc. Taking remicade (infliximab). After 3 infusions, I developed perianal abscess. Is this a side effect of immuno-suppression? Afraid of 4th infuse

Maybe: Uc is very rarely assoc. With perianal abscess. More like the DX is crohn's disease. You need a test called the ibd-7. If it shows crohn's, then the care is slightly different. This may also be indicated if you failed 5-asa rx and other forms of immunosuppression that are usually successful for uc. The absess should be drained and a seton placed if a fistula develops. Cont remicaid. ...Read more

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Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

Various: Remicade (infliximab) is an anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody. It can interfer with the activity of rheumatoid arthritis and crohn's and help patients. It does suppress the immune protection of the body and there are a long list of side effects: the most common is infusion reactions and increased risk of infections. We monitor you for these and others. ...Read more

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Is anyone suffering with ulcerative colitis and having infliximab treatment effect?

Is anyone suffering with ulcerative colitis and having infliximab treatment effect?

About 30% : Effective in about 30%. Effect may be short-lived or long term. Expensive, inconvenient therapy but may allow surgery in a healthier patient. A surgeon should always be part of the therapy team for a patient with uc who does not respond to the usual treat ment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Remicade (Definition)

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